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Famed Village Voice Announces End of Print Edition

Owner Peter Barbey announced the change on Tuesday

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    The Village Voice is going to online-only, its editor announced Tuesday.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017)

    The Village Voice, the famed alternative weekly that's been in print for decades, is going online-only. 

    Owner Peter Barbey announced the change on Tuesday. 

    He says the paper, founded more than 60 years ago, "has been a beacon for progress and a literal voice for thousands of people whose identities, opinions, and ideas might otherwise have been unheard." Barbey says he expects that to continue, with reporting and stories posted on its website. 

    The Village Voice was the country's first alternative newsweekly, and has won multiple Pulitzer Prizes. It has been celebrated for its arts and culture coverage and its investigations. 

    Barbey bought the paper in 2015. He's the president and CEO of The Reading Eagle newspaper in Pennsylvania.