Here is a statement of my ethics and coverage policies. It is more than most of you want to know, but, in the age of suspicion of the media, I am laying it all out.
I own a small number of shares in three individual companies: Ford, VMware and Citigroup. I also own two bitcoins. Other than that, I have invested in a few 401k plans, none of which are technology-centric.
I occasionally do speaking engagements, but typically am not paid for them. I do not consult for any companies, nor do I accept gifts or products of value from companies I cover.
Re/code is owned wholly by Vox Media, a company with an audience of 170 million worldwide. It has eight distinct media brands: The Verge (Technology and Culture), Vox.com (News), SB Nation (Sports), Polygon (Gaming), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Racked (Shopping, Beauty and Fashion), Curbed (Real Estate and Home), as well as Re/code (Tech Business).
Vox Media has a number of investors, including, but not limited to, Comcast Ventures and NBCUniversal, both of which are owned by Comcast Corporation.
My posts have total editorial independence from these investors, even when they touch on products and services these companies produce, compete with, or invest in. The same goes for all content on Re/code and at our conferences. No one in this group has influence on or access to the posts we publish. We will also add a direct link to this disclosure when we write directly about the companies.
Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist since 2007, when he joined Inc. magazine. There, he wrote about startups and fast-growing small businesses across all industries.
He was most recently covering commerce for AllThingsD.com and, before that, was a reporter at Advertising Age, where he covered legacy digital media companies such as Yahoo and AOL and upstarts such as BuzzFeed and Gawker Media. Jason has also worked as the executive editor of OPEN Forum, a Web publication for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.