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‘I can tell you, but only on background’

The Verge issued new guidelines about background and off-the-record interviews — wait until you see the reasons why.

Updated: November 12, 2021
Before class (15 minutes) Read “Updating The Verge’s background policy” and “‘On background’ is common journalism lingo. What does it mean?” Class time needed 20 minutes Learning objectives At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: Articulate the differences in being “on the record,” “off the record” and “on background.” Evaluate the […]
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