Village Voice The legendary New York City weekly newspaper, which appeared in 1955, announced that production would cease on Friday, almost a year after the Voice finished its print edition and moved to New York pulled was only digital.
"The Voice was a key element of New York journalism and is widely read throughout the world, making it the first modern alternative newspaper to literally define a new genre of publishing," said Peter Barbey, Publisher of Publisher Peter Barbey in a statement. Voice "The Voice has linked generations of local and national news, music, art, theater, film, politics and activism, showing us that their idealism could be a way of life."
Barbey added, "In recent years, the Voice has been exposed to the increasingly harsh economic realities facing journalists and journalists, and like many others in the publishing industry, we have been continually optimistic that the relief is over the next corner was where stability for our business is, we do not know yet, the only thing that's clear now is that we did not reach that goal. "
During his six-decade tour, the Village Voice won three Pulitzer Prizes and became an indispensable source of New York culture, early spotlights on the city's folk music and hip-hop scenes; An archive photo of Bob Dylan adorned the latest edition of Village Voice in September 201
Since then Village Voice employed 18 people, 10 of whom were fired after Friday's announcement. The remaining staff will help to digitize the Voice archive and make it "accessible" to future generations before it closes completely.
"The Village Voice was created to give speed to a cultural and social revolution, and its legacy and the voices that have created this legacy are still relevant today – perhaps more than ever". Barbey said. "His archives are an indispensable chronicle of history and social progress, and although the Voice will no longer be published, we are determined to ensure that their legacy will endure to inspire more generations of readers and writers, To give these goals even more speed. "