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The Society of Professional Journalists faces a “dire situation”
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Twitter / Heather Landy / Dec 5
“There are times when on-background conversations are totally appropriate. But they’re not on background unless we’ve agreed to that first. We’ll be rigid about this with paid company spokespeople. If we request information and it’s emailed to us with a note from a PR person saying it’s being given on background, no dice — we have not agreed to your terms, and we will attribute this usable information as we see fit.”
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