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 out what little there is.
I own stock in only one company — a small New England bank whose involvement in the technology world extends no further than its ATMs. I also have a 401K plan and, like many 401K plans, its holdings are managed without my guidance. My plan includes no technology specific funds or indexes, although it might from time to time include technology stocks. But, I do not have any knowledge about when they buy and sell any shares.
I don’t accept paid speaking engagements, nor do I accept gifts or products from the companies I cover.
This site and our conferences are owned by Revere Digital. Revere has two minority investors: The NBCUniversal News Group, which is owned by Comcast; and the investment firm Windsor Media, owned by former Hollywood executive and Yahoo CEO Terry Semel.
In addition, Pinterest executive Joanne Bradford is an independent board member of Revere, for which she has received a small amount of stock in Revere that vests over a number of years.
My posts have total editorial independence from these investors and also Bradford, 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.
John Paczkowski has been poking fun at the tech industry and the personalities that drive it since 1997, most recently at AllThingsD.com, where he was the first editorial hire. From 1999 to 2007, he wrote the award-winning tech news Web blog, “Good Morning Silicon Valley” for the San Jose Mercury News. John also managed Knight Ridder’s SiliconValley.com, a technology news and opinion Web site.
He is a graduate of Brown University.