The Village Voice is dead — at the least, as a functioning journalistic organization.

Starting today, the famed alternative newspaper will no longer publish new storeys. Gothamist reports that at a faculty assemble, owned Peter Barbey was of the view that about half the team would be laid off, while the other half would remain on-board for now to” gust things down” and is currently working on creating a digital Voice archive.

Barbey acquired the Voice in 2015 and made the working papers online-only last year. In a statement released today, he said 😛 TAGEND

In recent years, the Voice has been subject to the increasingly draconian economic realities facing those originating journalism and written media. Like many others in publishing, we therefore repeatedly optimistic that easing was around the next angle. Where stability for our business is, we do not know more. The only event that is clear now is that we have not contacted that destination.

The Village Voice was created to give hurrying to a ethnic and social rebellion, and its legacy and the articulates that composed that gift are still relevant today. Perhaps now more than ever. Its archives are an indispensable chronicle of history and social progress. Although the Voice will not continue publishing, we are dedicated to ensuring that its gift will endure to provoke more contemporaries of books and novelists to hand even more speeding to those same goals.

Some of that wording suggests that although The Voice’s editorial operations are aiming, Barbey may still be working to salvage or sell parts of the company. In point, Gothamist says that he told personnel that he’s been talking to potential customers, and that” for some of them this is something we’d is therefore necessary to do before they could talk to us any further .”

It’s also worth noting that Gothamist itself had a recent brush with death, having shut down last year before being revived by public media arrangement WNYC.

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