In 2018, the news business had been dominated by big media companies like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and BuzzFeed.
As the news world moved into the age of the Internet, the stakes of the newsrooms were set high, and newsrooms became the first target for hackers.
The new digital newsroom was an industry-wide problem.
The problem was that it was easy to create fake news, even if the fake news was from fake sources.
But a new kind of news, created with real data and algorithms, was emerging.
To help businesses build the next generation of digital newsrooms, Recode looked at the tech landscape, which is where fake news is made, and the challenges in building fake news.
Recode has a new podcast called Real Stories, and we’re bringing together experts in the news and digital media industries to discuss the most pressing problems facing the news industry today.
This week, Recoding’s Adam Davidson and I discuss the rise of fake news and the role of fake publishers.
We also discuss how fake news has impacted newsrooms and how they can be solved.
This is the second episode of Real Stories.
To listen to the first episode, click here.
Adam Davidson is Recode’s senior technology editor and founder of the TechCrunch podcast, where he’s also a frequent guest.
Adam is the author of Real News: The Newsroom’s Secret Sauce and The Rise of Fake News.
His first book, Fake News: How to Survive a Cyberattack and Make Money Online, was named one of TechCrunch’s 100 Most Innovative Books of 2018.
He is also the co-founder of the New York-based real-time strategy company, Real Time Strategy, and co-author of The Business of Making Fake News, published by Appleby.
Recoding is a podcast about technology, with a twist.
Our goal is to make technology better, more fun, and more interesting.
If you’re tired of boring tech and technology companies, you should listen to Real Stories and Real Stories: The Secrets of the Fake News Industry.
We invite you to join us, and to tell us what you think.
Recoded: What do you want to know about fake news?
Subscribe to Recode at Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts.