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James Temple

James Temple

Senior Editor, Healthcare/Science

Ethics Statement
Biography

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 may 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 free gifts, travel or accommodations. I don’t serve on any boards.

For the purposes of understanding or reviewing the technology I write about, I do accept review units and access to services, but only on a short-term basis.

As a columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle, it was my job to express opinions on a variety of political and industry issues. But, as a writer for Re/code, I will make every effort to be objective, open-minded and fair, regardless of my personal views.

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.

James Temple covers a wide range of topics for Re/code, including biotech, clean tech, healthcare, robotics, science, space, the quantified self and the impact of technology on society.

He has been a business writer for more than a decade, most recently as the technology columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. His “Dot-Commentary” column focused on tech public policy, privacy and innovation. Before that, he was the Internet reporter at the newspaper, covering Google, eBay, Yahoo and other companies.

As a multimedia journalist, James also produced video pieces for SFGate.com. He completed the National Press Photographers Association’s Multimedia Immersion program at Syracuse University and was fellow at the Knight Digital Media Center’s Digital Storytelling Workshop at UC Berkeley.

Previously, he covered advertising, banking, real estate, retail and technology for Bloomberg News, the Contra Costa Times, the San Francisco Business Times and Bridge News.

James has done travel and food writing on the side, including an exposition on the virtues of lard and recipe development for a Weber cookbook.

He is a graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.