Today is another sad day in the history of media.
The iconic alt-weekly The Village Voice announced that it is ceasing publishing new material. As the Columbia Journalism Review reports, Peter Barbey, who bought the tabloid in 2015, delivered the bad news.
He says the reasons include "business realities."
The media niche has always been a difficult one to navigate. Publications have come and gone.
Even digital native outlets like Buzzfeed struggle.
Much of print is on life support.
Those with a print legacy such as The New York Times, which are figuring out digital, have a shot at surviving.
Half of the editorial staff at The Village Voice are being laid off today. The other half will hang on for a while to wrap things up.
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