Miami, Florida — The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation (Fourth Estate) has announced the beta launch of Off the Record, an online social journalism community and app.

Off the Record was created out of a desire to create an private online social media environment that would increase the opportunity for real and meaningful communication between all of journalism’s stakeholders, journalists and the public alike.

Like other social media sites, members can post a photo and basic information about themselves. They can send messages to other members, post photos and events and start conversations on any topic.

Unlike other social media sites, Off the Record is advertising free, uncluttered and won’t use, sell or release member data for any marketing or promotional purpose.

Beginning today, Off the Record is open by invitation only.