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.
Formerly, I was the West Coast representative to the J Street U National Student Board. J Street U is the campus organizing arm of J Street, a 501(c)(4) political advocacy organization that promotes the two-state solution and diplomatic intervention in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
I also was employed as a contractor with the title of “editor” for Umano, a startup making news podcasts. You can find more information about them (and their investors) here.
I do not own stock in any company that I report on or accept gifts from any companies.
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.
Noah Kulwin is a senior at UC Berkeley studying Political Economy. He is originally from Montclair, New Jersey. Previously he was an intern for The Awl and an editor for the startup Umano. Before all that, he worked for The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley’s student newspaper.
Noah has also interned for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), and he served as the West Coast Representative to the J Street U National Student Board in 2013-2014.