Columbia Journalism Review
Ryan Chittum asks the question after reading Fortune's piece about Steve Jobs going to Switzerland in 2009 for cancer treatment -- an off-the-record bit of information provided by Apple director Jerry York, who died last year. Fortune says that "with York’s death, the off-the-record agreement is no longer in place." Chittum writes: "That raises the question of whether York agreed to allow the information out after he died, though that seems very unlikely." || Quora discussion: Does off-the-record die when a source does?