Who would you go off-the-record with? (2010)

  Under what circumstances and with whom would you go "off-the-record" or "on background" with?   On the record, on background, not for attribution and off the record: These are prearranged agreements between a reporter and a source, which govern how specific information can be used. These deals must be agreed to beforehand, never after. A source can't say something then claim it was "off the record." That's too late. When dealing with individuals who are not experienced in talking with reporters, journalists...