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.
There’s really very little to say. I own no shares of any companies, public or private, nor do I intend to purchase any. Like any good employee saving for retirement, I’ve invested in a Fidelity 401k, the funds of which are managed and spread across any number of companies without my express knowledge or input. I don’t invest in any tech-specific funds.
I don’t accept paid speaking engagement for companies I cover. I’m also not a consultant to any of the companies I cover (or for any at all).
Beyond that, I abide by the most basic tenets of journalism: I strive to be as accurate and fair as possible in all of my work. Any analysis comes only from my reporting roots. My only agenda is to seek truth.
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.
Mike Isaac has most recently covered the social Web and its biggest players, including Facebook, Twitter and Google, for AllThingsD.com.
He’s been writing about these companies in various capacities for the past four years, including during his tenure at Wired and Forbes magazines. His work has also appeared in Paste Magazine, Performer Magazine, DNR Magazine and the Washington Examiner.
Mike holds a degree in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and is a former Georgetown University journalism fellow.