>> 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.
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.
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.