A este respecto decía un portavoz de Dow Jones que "no hay nada en el Código de Conducta de los empleados de la empresa de tener intereses en empresas privadas". Starkman no está tan seguro:
Toda la historia, aquí.
Dow Jones’s code of conduct is as long as your arm and includes sweeping, adamant language that clearly precludes mentioning any employee’s business in news pages without disclosure, let alone a reporter mentioning his or her own business or quoting a partner:The Company will suffer, for example, if our customers cannot assume that:
• …Our analyses represent our best independent judgments rather than our preferences, or those of our sources, advertisers or information providers…
• There are no hidden agendas in any of our journalistic undertakings….
All companies profess business integrity. But the impact of our work on the work of others, and on their lives and fortunes, places special responsibilities upon all Dow Jones employees.
That’s as good a reminder as any of what a lofty—and precarious—place the Journal occupies, not just in business news, but in business itself.