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>> The Village Voice, the left-leaning alternative weekly, an emblem of downtown Manhattan's cutting edge culture, is closing it's print edition after more than six decades. The paper's owner saying in a statement, it will focus on delivering the news, daily, through it's digital products. The Voice, as it's commonly known, the latest historically print publication to struggle to gain advertisers.
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The news of it's closing shaking up the media world Tuesday, and stirring up memories for those who grew up scouring its pages, making it a trending topic on Twitter. Bittersweet irony for a once seminal paper. Its list of writers, over the years, reading like a who's who of journalism and literature, starting with one of its founders, Norman Mailer.
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Others include Tom Stoppard, James Baldwin, and E.E. Cummings, as well as acclaimed cartoonists R Crumb and Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons. The exact date of its last print publication has not yet been finalized.