Going National
La manovra di Scilipoti

Un conflitto d'interessi ambulante

Michael Arrington lo spregiudicato direttore di TechCrunch vuole tornare a fare il suo vecchio mestiere - il venture capitalist nel campo high-tech - continuando, però, a fare il giornalista-non giornalista.

“I don’t claim to be a journalist,” Mr. Arrington said, though he breaks news and writes prolifically. “I hold myself to higher standards of transparency and disclosure.” He argues that his investments would produce less of a conflict of interest than the other conflicts that all journalists have as human beings, because their thoughts are shaped by friendships, romances and personal opinions. “Friendships and marriage are far more potent than financial conflicts,” he said.

New York Times