This chapter details how to find more information about board members. Board members may often speak to reporters about the CEO's job performance, and they often can give insights into boardroom discussions related to acquisitions. Crain's New York Business senior reporter Aaron Elstein on covering executive compensation: Remember that the key to a great exec pay story is generally not just the sheer amount of money involved, but how the money compares to the company's performance. Reporters can dig into the world of corporations and write stories that expose what is going on inside the executive suite and the boardroom. Larger companies have corporate communications staffs that handle media requests. The business media lauded the exploits of Microsoft's Bill Gates, GE's Jack Welch and Coca-Cola's Roberto Goizueta, to name a few. Companies will typically disclose newsworthy events decided at board meetings via a news release.