Earlier, The Verge announced that their parent company, Vox Media, will be acquiring Recode, the site founded by legendary tech journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.
I have always enjoyed reading both sites, and their differences are summed up nicely by The Verge in their article:
The Verge is for people interested in understanding the exciting and bewildering everyday changes of the future. It’s for all of us trying to figure out how we should live and act and behave in this enchanting new world of screens. It’s for people wondering what to spend their money on — and for people thinking about how spending that money affects everyone else around them. It’s for knowing about trends and ideas across technology and culture first. It’s about art and science coming together to spark one of the fastest eras of change in history. The Verge is for understanding life on the cutting edge.
The Verge is for everyone.
So when the opportunity to work more closely with Recode arrived, it made perfect sense: Recode covers the business of technology better than any other publication in the world. Kara and Walt have built a juggernaut of reporting talent and an unparallelled conference series designed for business leaders and executives, and the competition isn’t even close. Bringing Recode into the Vox Media fold means that The Verge can remain focused on being the best mainstream technology and lifestyle site in the world, and Recode can dig even deeper into how the money and business of technology works. Recode will maintain its site and branding, but over time we’ll work hard to find as many ways to work together as possible.
Recode’s best-in-class reviews team will be joining the internal ranks of The Verge, and Walt Mossberg will be contributing information to both sites.
Over the past 12 months both of these websites have been experiencing fantastic growth and expansion, which makes me very excited to see how they might further expand in new ways now that they are one team.
It is a good day for journalism.
Source: The Verge