17 Facts About The Village Voice


Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.

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Over its 63 years of publication, The Village Voice received three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk Award.

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The Village Voice hosted a variety of writers and artists, including writer Ezra Pound, cartoonist Lynda Barry, artist Greg Tate, and film critics Andrew Sarris, Jonas Mekas and J Hoberman.

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In October 2015, The Village Voice changed ownership and severed all ties with former parent company Voice Media Group.

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The The Village Voice announced on August 22,2017, that it would cease publication of its print edition and convert to a fully digital venture, on a date to be announced.

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The The Village Voice continues to have an active website, which features archival material related to current events.

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Village Voice was launched by Ed Fancher, Dan Wolf, and Norman Mailer on October 26,1955, from a two-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village; that was its initial coverage area, which expanded to other parts of the city by the 1960s.

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Staff of the The Village Voice joined a union, the Distributive Workers of America, in 1977.

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The Village Voice has published investigations of New York City politics, as well as reporting on national politics, with arts, culture, music, dance, film, and theater reviews.

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Writers and cartoonists for the The Village Voice have received three Pulitzer Prizes: in 1981,1986 and 2000.

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In 2001, the The Village Voice sponsored its first music festival, Siren Festival, a free annual event every summer held at Coney Island.

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Over time, the The Village Voice changed its stance, and, in 1982, became the second organization in the US known to have extended domestic partner benefits.

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In 1996, after decades of carrying a cover price, the The Village Voice switched from a paid weekly to a free, alternative weekly.

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The The Village Voice was then managed by two journalists from Phoenix, Arizona.

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On Saturday, April 17,2021, the Spring 2021 issue of the Village Voice appeared in news boxes and on newsstands for the first time since 2018.

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The Village Voice released an article entitled "What Nick Kristof Got Wrong" accusing Kristof of fabricating the story and ignoring journalistic standards.

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Kristof responded, noting that the The Village Voice did not dispute the column, but rather tried to show how the timeline in Kristof's original piece was inaccurate.

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