With declining trust in media, many media outlets have found themselves in the position of reinforcing and re-explaining what it means to be “on background” and “off the record,” because too many organizations and their PR representatives don’t seem to understand it — or they do understand it and are wilfully abusing it. Neville and Shel take a look at the extent to which some news organizations are going to make their positions clear.
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Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
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