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Is the Village Voice Dealing Drugs?new

The Village Voice may be peddling more than just hard-hitting prose. 
Runnin' Scared  |  01-21-2011  4:28 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Village Voice Removes Fabricated Article From Sitenew

An article by freelancer Rob Sgobbo has been removed from the Village Voice website after the paper learned that Sgobbo "invented a character" in the story.
Village Voice  |  01-07-2011  11:44 am  |  Industry News

Wayne Barrett, Tom Robbins Out At Village Voicenew

Wayne Barrett, whose column has appeared in the Village Voice since 1978, says that he and political reporter Tom Robbins are leaving the paper.
Village Voice  |  01-04-2011  1:07 pm  |  Industry News

'Buzz is Coming Back' for the Village Voicenew

Business Insider reporter Joe Pompeo calls the Village Voice "relevant again."
Business Insider  |  09-15-2010  1:38 pm  |  Industry News

Alt-Weekly Writers Pick Up Several Food Journalism Awardsnew

Gus Garcia-Roberts (Miami New Times) and Hanna Raskin (Mountain Xpress) both snagged first place honors.
Association of Food Journalists  |  09-08-2010  10:36 am  |  Honors & Achievements

'Is This What It Takes' To Go Viral?new

Village Voice staff writer Elizabeth Dwoskin describes how she felt when a story she wrote went viral.
Columbia Journalism Review  |  08-18-2010  1:16 pm  |  Industry News

VVM Releases Five Free iPhone Apps

City Pages (Twin Cities), Houston Press, Phoenix New Times, Village Voice, and Westword have each released free iPhone apps with event listings, restaurant reviews and slideshows. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media  |  07-29-2010  3:35 pm  |  Industry News

Village Voice Editor Tony Ortega Fires Backnew

Village Voice editor Tony Ortega has fired back at Austin Chronicle editor Louis Black's suggestion that some weekly publications lost their alt-cred when they were bought by publishing chains.
Village Voice  |  07-28-2010  3:17 pm  |  Industry News

Class Action Suit Against NYPD Cites Village Voice's Worknew

New York City is facing a new class action lawsuit over the NYPD's use of quotas to get officers to issues summonses and stop-and-frisk people, and the suit reportedly cites some of the quotations which appeared in the Village Voice's NYPD Tapes series. The series, which features secret tapes made by a former cop, shows that precinct supervisors order their officers to hit quotas for tickets and stop-and-frisks, and threaten them with disciplinary action if they don't comply.
The Village Voice  |  06-08-2010  8:39 am  |  Industry News

The Village Voice Does a Fold-In Covernew

This week the Voice pays homage to the classic Al Jaffee fold-in back covers for MAD magazine -- but on the front cover. Designer Robert Newman guesses that it is "probably the first time" a fold-in has been on the front of a publication. The cover, put together by art director John Dixon and illustrator Jason Edmiston, poses the question "What's the scariest ride at Coney Island?" and once properly folded in, readers get to learn the answer.
Society of Publication Designers  |  05-28-2010  11:59 am  |  Industry News

Voice Editor to Blogger: Stop Apologizing for Dolan Dick Jokenew

In a blog post titled "MEMO TO FOSTER KAMER, RE: DICK JOKE," Village Voice editor Tony Ortega tells Voice blogger Foster Kamer to "stop apologizing for the damn dick joke" about Cablevision CEO James Dolan that has cost the Voice $1 million in advertising. "There's a reason I told Dolan's people to stuff it when they called to complain about your original blog post," Ortega writes. "And that's because your dick joke was spot-on, and a prime example of what we do around here."
The Village Voice  |  05-12-2010  11:40 am  |  Industry News

Cablevision Head Pulls Even More Advertising from The Village Voicenew

A little over a month ago, Cablevision subsidiary Independent Film Center pulled its $400/week print ad from the Voice in reaction to a blog post that included a dick joke about Cablevision CEO James Dolan. "That same post has now resulted in all Madison Square Garden Entertainment advertising being pulled from the Village Voice," Foster Kamer reports. "Furthermore, LiveNation -- one of America's biggest concert promoters -- has now pulled all of its advertising from the The Village Voice at the behest of James Dolan, whose MSG Entertainment employs the services of Live Nation/Ticketmaster in their ticketing and promotions operations. In toto, a mediocre dick joke about a media acquisition has now cost this company upwards of $1M in yearly advertising revenue."
The Village Voice  |  05-07-2010  4:07 pm  |  Industry News

The Village Voice Obtains, Publishes Secret NYPD Tapesnew

For more than a year, a Brooklyn police officer secretly recorded his fellow officers and superiors and those tapes have now been obtained by writer Graham Rayman and published by the Village Voice. "They provide an incredible composite into the goings-on of those entrusted with the law, the ones New Yorkers don't know about, and the ones they would definitely want to," Voice blogger Foster Kamer writes. "And the results are as astounding as they are infuriating." The Washington Post's Story Lab agrees, saying the tapes and the story "[capture] a rare look inside the New York City police department. ... Taken together, the recordings provide an intimate look into a place that has been for the most part hidden from the media and the public."
The Village Voice  |  05-07-2010  3:23 pm  |  Industry News

Treme Character Works for the Village Voicenew

David Simon, whose harsh portrayal of the Baltimore Sun in The Wire caused a minor stir in media circles a few years ago, is back with a new HBO series, Treme, which also features a reporter character: Jill, a Village Voice reporter played by Danai Gurira. "We'd hope for an honest portrayal of what it's like to work at the Village Voice, and we got one," the Voice's Foster Kamer writes. The character "is first greeted at an awesome, hopping party (which we all go to, nightly) by legendary Jazz critic (and Voice alum) Stanley Crouch, and told how great a piece she wrote was. It happens. She's then greeted by another legendary cultural critic, Nelson George, and asked how the Village Voice is treating her. She replies in the ambivalent-affirmative ("Ehh. Good enough.") thus accurately conforming to Page 121, Paragraph 3, Section A of the Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC employee handbook."
The Village Voice  |  05-06-2010  3:51 pm  |  Industry News