The Village Voice Is Shutting Down

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: People pass by a Village Voice newspaper stand in the East Village neighborhood in Manhattan, August 22, 2017. The Village Voice, one of the oldest and most well-known of the alternative w... NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: People pass by a Village Voice newspaper stand in the East Village neighborhood in Manhattan, August 22, 2017. The Village Voice, one of the oldest and most well-known of the alternative weekly newspapers, announced today that it will no longer publish a print edition. The publication will maintain a continued online and digital presence. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 31, 2018 3:08 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of The Village Voice says the venerable alternative weekly will cease publication.

Friday’s announcement by Voice owner Peter Barbey comes three years after Barbey bought the paper and one year after it ceased publishing in print.

Barbey called Friday “a sad day for The Village Voice and millions of readers.” He said the paper has been subject to “the increasingly harsh economic realities” facing those creating journalism.

He said staff members have been working to ensure that the print archive of the Voice is made digitally accessible.

The Village Voice was the country’s first alternative newsweekly, founded in 1955 by a group that included writer Norman Mailer.

It has received three Pulitzer Prizes and many other awards over the years.

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