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NEW YORK – The Village Voice, the Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly known for its muckraking investigations, exhaustive arts criticism, naughty personal ads and neurosis-laden cartoons, is going out of business after 63 years.
Its publisher, Peter Barbey, announced Friday that the paper is ceasing publication altogether because of financial problems, a year after it stopped circulating in print and went to digital-only.
The article goes on to state the following:
Eight of the Voice’s 18 remaining staffers were laid off. Others stayed behind to digitize its print archive so that future generations can read it.
The Voice nurtured such talents as jazz maven and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff; investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, whose targets included Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Donald Trump; and culture writers such as Manohla Dargis, now a film critic for The New York Times.
“This is a tragedy, and it hurts my heart,” Dargis wrote on Twitter. “This is where I started my professional writing life and where I met brilliant writers – and many friends – too numerous to mention.”
This is a tragedy, and it hurts my heart. This is where I started my professional writing life and where I met brilliant writers – and many friends – too numerous to mention. The Village Voice ends editorial production, lays off half of staff https://t.co/dglQHotfKk via @cjr
— Manohla Dargis (@ManohlaDargis) August 31, 2018
I wrote for the Voice in the 80s. Lovely people tho far left. I reviewed a fraudulent memoir by a cross-dresser. My lede was: “Who would have thought a transvestite was not what he appeared?” They didn’t run it, and my tenure there ended. RIP. https://t.co/v4E3P6IQ6E #FoxNews
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) September 1, 2018
— Consequence of Sound (@consequence) September 1, 2018
Susan Brownmiller on How The Village Voice Made Her a Writer https://t.co/szw2rnMlda
— Daily Intelligencer (@intelligencer) September 1, 2018
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