NYC's Famed Village Voice Will End Weekly Print Edition

Village Voice to end free, weekly print edition

Village Voice to end free, weekly print edition

Peter Barbey, who purchased The Village Voice in 2015, has made a decision to no longer produce a print edition of the alt-weekly.

Peter Barbey, the Pennsylvania-based heir to a retail fortune (The North Face, Timberland, Lee jeans), has a new professional home: he's just become the owner of the Village Voice, the alternative weekly that, in its heyday, channelled the feisty, countercultural spirit of Greenwich Village.

For readers like me, who mainly read The Voice online, this news may make more of a symbolic difference than a practical one (like the newsroom's move to Wall Street a few years ago). "That business has moved online-and so has the Voice's audience, which expects us to do what we do. every day, across a range of media, from words and pictures to podcasts, video, and even other forms of print publishing". "I want the Village Voice brand to represent that for a new generation of people-and for generations to come". But it wasn't enough - and now we've got yet another "end of an era" for the embattled media industry.

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A NY staple, the paper chronicled culture, social and political issues, as well as nightlife in the city since it was founded in 1955.

After being distributed as a free weekly periodical for more than 60 years, the Voice will go entirely digital.

The Village Voice was the country's first alternative newsweekly, and has won multiple Pulitzer Prizes. In July, the Tronc-owned Baltimore Sun shut down its alt-weekly, City Paper, citing declining advertising revenue.

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"But the most powerful thing about the Voice wasn't that it was printed on newsprint or that it came out every week", Barbey said.

The company has discussed a number of potential partnership opportunities, and will continue to host events like The Pride Awards, which honors work in LGBTQ communities, Barbey said in the statement. Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett and music critic Nat Hentoff wrote for the Voice for decades and it also published the works of writers such as Ezra Pound, James Baldwin, Lester Bangs and Allen Ginsberg.

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