Said publisher Peter Barbey, who bought the weekly in 2015, via The Hollywood Reporter:
"For more than 60 years, The Village Voice brand has played an outsized role in American journalism, politics, and culture," Barbey said in a prepared statement. "It has been a beacon for progress and a literal voice for thousands of people whose identities, opinions, and ideas might otherwise have been unheard. I expect it to continue to be that and much, much more.”
The paper left Cooper Square, its home since 1991, in 2013 for a move to Maiden Lane in the Financial District.
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The Village Voice is ending its weekly print edition. End of a journalism era in New York City.— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) August 22, 2017
Here's more via Poynter, which called the announcement "a symbolic blow for alternative weeklies across the United States, which have endured successive cuts and closures in recent years as print advertising revenue has dried up."
Here are thoughts via the Columbia Journalism Review.