Peter Kafka has been covering media and technology since 1997, when he joined the staff of Forbes magazine. He made the digital leap to Forbes.com in 2005. He may have been the first national business reporter to interview Steve “Stone Cold Steve Austin” Williams.

In 2007, Mr. Kafka became the first hire at Silicon Alley Insider, where he was until recently the managing editor.

He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lives in Brooklyn.

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.

Actually, there’s not much to reveal. I haven’t owned shares in individual companies since Bubble 1.0. I have invested in a Fidelity 401k plan and have a few more dollars in an IRA managed by Dodge and Cox. I’m not invested in technology-specific funds.

I haven’t been offered any paid speaking engagements, and I don’t imagine I will. But I won’t accept one from any company I cover. Nor do I accept gifts or products from the companies I cover. I don’t serve as a consultant to any companies.

I do own a very small piece of Silicon Alley Media, my previous employer. I hope they do well.

Beyond these policies, I also abide by the Dow Jones Code of Conduct, which can be found here.