The Wall Street Journal reports that Recode, a technology website that was among the first in a wave of journalist-led media startups, is being folded into sister site Vox.com. Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell said in a memo that Recode would relaunch as a section of Vox.com starting next year. Recode will continue to exist as a brand and business, and Recode’s staff will report to Vox Editor in Chief Lauren Williams, Bell said. Journal subscribers can read the full story here.
Recode boss Kara Swisher has this post-election remit for the profession: “We have to stop being quite as cooperative. We sort of suspend disbelief when these companies get money — this is just in tech, but it’s everything.”