Comments on: Exclusives, embargoes, and art indices http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/09/exclusives-embargoes-and-art-indices/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Quid http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/09/exclusives-embargoes-and-art-indices/comment-page-1/#comment-295 Thu, 09 Apr 2009 21:16:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/09/exclusives-embargoes-and-art-indices/#comment-295 I think you’ve got this exactly backwards. The point of the WSJ refusing embargoes is precisely so they get *more* exclusives, not less.

If offered something on an exclusive basis, maybe they’ll be interested, maybe not. If given something on an embargo basis that will be reported by all the rest of the proles at the same time, they’re not interested.

They’re trying to make it even more likely that they’ll get “first pick” of stories, and more on an exclusive basis than otherwise.

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By: Matthew http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/09/exclusives-embargoes-and-art-indices/comment-page-1/#comment-256 Thu, 09 Apr 2009 10:14:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/09/exclusives-embargoes-and-art-indices/#comment-256 Journalists always ask us for embargoes just so they have time to write a decent piece (ie not just regurgitating the press release). I think this seems reasonable, no?

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By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/09/exclusives-embargoes-and-art-indices/comment-page-1/#comment-244 Thu, 09 Apr 2009 03:51:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/09/exclusives-embargoes-and-art-indices/#comment-244 Being given an exclusive — or even simply access to information that is subject to embargo — means that the journalist has an opportunity to write something of quality without having to worry about getting “scooped”; there’s no incentive to hurry, taking less time than is available. Whether a journalist ever actually uses that opportunity to do so is, of course, a distinct issue.

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By: Ryan Holiday http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/09/exclusives-embargoes-and-art-indices/comment-page-1/#comment-240 Thu, 09 Apr 2009 01:11:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/09/exclusives-embargoes-and-art-indices/#comment-240 Daniel Boorstin spins in his grave every time a self-respecting journalist pretends that the “a release” is anything but a farcical event cooked up by a PR department. It’d be nice if they started to ignore “press conferences” and media releases too.

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