VILLAGE VOICE STOPS THE PRESS
The Village Voice, the alternative weekly newspaper that has been a mainstay on New York's street corners for decades, is going digital only and will no longer appear in print.
Owner Peter Barbey announced the change on Tuesday. He said the newspaper, founded in 1955 by a group of writers including novelist Norman Mailer, “has been a beacon for progress and a literal voice for thousands of people whose identities, opinions and ideas might otherwise have been unheard.”
Barbey said he expects that to continue, with reporting and stories posted on the Voice website.
The Village Voice was the country's first alternative newsweekly. In its prime it was both popular, with a free circulation of 250,000, and groundbreaking.
Like other newspapers, though, it has faced a challenging financial environment as traditional print ads, especially classifieds, migrated to the internet.