Tech site Recode is being folded into Vox
Tech news site Recode — founded by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg — is being folded into general news site Vox in 2019.
Swisher writes, “Recode has its roots in business journalism, but covers an ever-growing area that now undergirds stories of all types and topics. Vox – Vox Media’s general news network – is built to explain the news, but cannot fulfill that mission if it can’t expertly report on the technologies driving the news.
“Recode brings those experts, having built itself around voices whose authority comes from knowing their subjects cold and from deep sourcing within the industry. It has also set itself apart by treating Silicon Valley with skepticism. In its podcasts and live journalism, it has been far ahead of the rest of the industry in seeing how new technologies were upending everything from media dynamics to interpersonal relationships to political campaigns. And then it has told those stories with clarity and frankness.
By pulling our teams together, we’re going to be able to expand the scope of what Recode covers and deepen Vox’s ability to understand the stories we cover. And we’re going to build a lot of big, new, cool things.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 1, 2018
“We simply can no longer escape the future hurtling toward us, which is why understanding the technologies shaping our lives, and the companies creating and profiting off them, is fundamental to understanding the world we live in and the way we live in it.
“But times have changed and the leadership teams at Recode and Vox have recently started a conversation on how technology journalism should look in this new era. And that means doing things differently than has been done in the past.”
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