While the free press of the past served the role of watchdog and independent informer, the press we have today is far from free and unbiased
One way by which industry and even government are shaping and manipulating the press is by way of press embargoes, and the so-called “close-hold embargo” in particular
Another way is through the creation of front groups, and there are now many dozens of industry front groups masquerading as independent information organizations
In June 2019, a study of International Life Sciences Institute’s (ILSI) internal documents revealed how the organization exerts worldwide influence promoting an industry-focused agenda
The Science Media Centre has been effective in shaping media coverage about science. One analysis found a majority of journalists who used SMC services did not seek additional perspectives for their articles

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