Friday, May 10, 2013

Finding Their Voice: Editors Quit NY Weekly Rather Than Fire Staffers

The current logo of The Village Voice
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After a six-month tenure as Editor-in-Chief, Will Bourne has resigned from the Village Voice, joined by Deputy Editor Jessica Lustig, Web site Fishbowl NY reported yesterday.

According to Fishbowl, Bourne and Lustig quit, rather than carry out Executive Editor's Christine Brennan's directive to terminate five of the alternative weekly's 20-member editorial staff.  The once-revered weekly has been weakened by sagging ad revenues and circulation that has plagued the newspaper industry overall. In recent years, the Voice lost many of its most prominent writers, including film critic J. Hoberman, Nat Hentoff and Tom Robbins (see "TUOL" post 1/5/12).
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