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.
Re/code is owned wholly by Vox Media, a company with an audience of 170 million worldwide. It has eight distinct media brands: The Verge (Technology and Culture), Vox.com (News), SB Nation (Sports), Polygon (Gaming), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Racked (Shopping, Beauty and Fashion), Curbed (Real Estate and Home), as well as Re/code (Tech Business).
Vox Media has a number of investors, including, but not limited to, Comcast Ventures and NBCUniversal, both of which are owned by Comcast Corporation.
My posts have total editorial independence from these investors, 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 recently graduated from UC Berkeley. He is originally from Montclair, New Jersey. Previously he was an intern for The Awl and an editor for the startup Umano.