Village Voice Calls it Quits

AT: The Village Voice, the first alternative weekly newspaper that began publishing in 1955, will no longer be posting any new stories.

The paper stopped publishing a print edition a year ago, only being available online.  Owner Peter Barbey announced to the staff yesterday that “business realities” were forcing him to close shop completely.

Gothamist:

Barbey said that half of the staff, which is around 15 to 20 people, will remain on to “wind things down,” and work on a project to archive the Voice’s material online.

The rest of the staff will be let go today.

“I bought the Village Voice to save it; this isn’t exactly how I thought it was going to end up.  I’m still trying to save the Village Voice,” Barbey told the staff.

He also praised them for doing important work: “You had amazing grit, to remain professional in doing what you’re doing and hanging in there to the end.”

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11 Comments on Village Voice Calls it Quits

  1. Attention media, your target audience does not read nor watch tv.
    Try catering truth and target those of us that do, dumbasses.

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  2. The only reliable revenue stream was from the hookers advertising in backpage.com – when the Feds shut that down it was only a matter of time

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  3. Ding, dong, the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked old witch! Ding, dong, the wicked witch is dead!

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