Voice Names New Publisher Cohen

Three hours after Village Voice Judy Miszner stepped down, Voice CEO Jim Larkin announced the appointment of Michael Cohen to fill the post. The memo follows:

Dear Village Voice Staffers:

I am pleased to announce that Michael Cohen has accepted the position of Publisher of The Village Voice. Cohen is currently Publisher of Miami New Times, a position he will resign immediately. He will take the Voice helm on Monday January 30, 2006.
Michael has been in the alternative weekly publishing business for 22 years and has worked with New Times in South Florida for ten of those years. He has published or launched alt weeklies in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Miami. He has been responsible for 5 weeklies in the New Times organization since 2004 and has molded the New Times papers in Dade-Broward-Palm Beach counties into one of the strongest weekly groups in the country with circulation of 170,000. Cohen graduated from the University of Maryland in 1983. He is married and has one son. When you see Michael in the halls next week please welcome him aboard the Voice.

thanks,

Jim Larkin
Village Voice Media