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.
If I do any paid speaking it won’t be for a company that I cover. I’m not a consultant for any companies.
As part of covering mobile tech, I will be trying out products and services from time to time, but will return the products and have my own company-paid cell phone and broadband services.
I have various 401K and IRA accounts, as well as a non-retirement mutual fund stock account, that invest in a wide-ranging basket of stocks, over which I have no control. I also still have a few individual holdings, which are not technology-related, including a small number of shares of my former employer, CBS. I have no plans to invest in any individual stocks in the future and certainly won’t be buying any technology stocks or other companies that I cover.
I don’t currently serve on any boards, but have in the past served on the boards of two nonprofits: The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, as well as the GLBT National Help Center, which operates a peer-run call-in hotline.
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.
Ina Fried covers wireless issues and devices, including tablets, smartphones and even some phones of average intelligence.
Her road to becoming the woman she is today has been a long one. Ina spent three years at AllThingsD.com leading mobile coverage and served as co-producer of the D: Dive Into Mobile conference. Before that, she spent a decade at CNET where she covered, among other things, Microsoft and Apple. Her reporting spanned several continents, two genders and included chronicling the Hewlett Packard-Compaq merger, Bill Gates’ transition from software giant to philanthropist, as well as the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Prior to joining CNET in May 2000, Ina covered chips for Bridge News and was a writer at the Orange County Business Journal and Orange County Register.
Ina graduated from Miami University in Ohio.