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 don’t own shares in any individual company. I do have some money — and will invest more — in mutual funds that invest in a broad array of stocks, over which I have no say. I don’t and won’t invest in technology-specific funds.
I don’t do paid consulting, speaking, writing or video work for the companies or industries I cover. I don’t accept gifts of more than a nominal value.
I am a registered independent. I don’t express opinions about political issues and I have never – and will never – make a contribution to any candidate or political interest group.
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.
Amy Schatz will focus on tech policy issues from Washington, D.C., including the Federal Communications Commission, privacy and legislative issues. She most recently covered implementation of the Affordable Care Act for the Wall Street Journal, where she was a reporter for a decade, covering tech policy from 2005 through 2012.
Before joining the Journal, Amy covered Dell for the Austin American-Statesman. She wrote about Austin Internet start-ups in 1999 and, a year later, began writing about bankruptcy court, where most of those startups landed. She began her reporting career in a bureau of the St. Petersburg Times.
A native Hoosier, Amy graduated from Indiana University and received an MBA from Georgetown University in 2012.