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Re/code’s Mossberg: I don’t miss the Wall Street Journal

January 9, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

Walt-Mossberg-269x300Capital New York interviewed tech news site Re/code co-founder Walter Mossberg about its first year of operation and its future growth plans.

Here is an excerpt:

CAPITAL: How would you sum up 2014 for tech journalism? Do you think the journalistic landscape got more or less crowded?

MOSSBERG: It got slightly more crowded in 2014 and is set to get much more crowded in 2015.

CAPITAL: A lot was made of your decision—with Kara Swisher—to leave the comfy confines of The Wall Street Journal and to start Re/code as an independent site. Do you miss certain aspects of being part of a legacy publication? Have you two enjoyed the freedom of being out on your own?

MOSSBERG: I don’t miss it, even with the challenges of building things like a sales staff that they provided. We have enjoyed being out of a huge legacy media company, but both still prefer doing journalism most days to being in business meetings.

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