EurekAlert! Security Breach (with Updates)

I thought many in the science communication community would want to know about a security breach at EurekAlert!, and what that means for the service. I’m running the update from AAAS in its entirety below (retrieved from this page), and will run any updates as I receive them. [Multiple updates added. See below.] Continue reading “EurekAlert! Security Breach (with Updates)”

Publishers Respond to NSF Public Access Plan


On March 18, the U.S. National Science Foundation announced the steps it will take to make federally-funded research publicly available. I had some questions regarding what this might mean for publishing companies and peer-reviewed journals. Continue reading “Publishers Respond to NSF Public Access Plan”

Quick Update: U.S. SMC Secures Nonprofit Status

I wrote in February about the possibility of a Science Media Center (SMC) being created in the United States. One of the “next steps” discussed in that post was for the U.S. SMC to secure nonprofit status.

The SMC exploratory committee confirms that they have now received 501(c)(3) status as a nonprofit organization. Julia Moore, a volunteer spokesperson for the exploratory committee, says that this will allow the committee to “step up” its outreach and publicity efforts. So stay tuned.