November 21, 2013
facebook

Facebook, the company that built an empire on making the private public, would prefer to keep its parties slightly less of an open book. Just in case reporters think they’re going to harvest a quote or two from Facebook officials at their upcoming holiday party in New York, the company has other ideas, as the invite above makes clear. When asked about the preemptive groundrules, a Facebook spokesperson responded, “We know reporters are partial to egg nog and spontaneous caroling so we do these things off-the-record for their own protection.”

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.