The Village Voice is going through the latest in a series of rough times–in the past two weeks, following the resignation of their top two editors, the downtown alt-weekly laid off some of their most beloved writers. Today, two more writers resigned. But the fact that it might not seem like the most stable of places to work hasn’t deterred what we can only assume are young writers from sending in their applications. Read More
Scott Foundas is going to The Village Voice as the principal film writer, Voice Media Group announced this morning. Mr. Fondas’s work will appear in all of the chain’s 13 newspapers and related websites.
Mr. Foundas comes to the Voice from a three-year stint as the associate program director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Before that, Mr. Fondas was the film editor at LA Weekly, the West Coast Voice-owned alt weekly. Read More
The Village Voice’s EIC Tony Ortega announced in a blog post today that he is leaving the troubled alt-weekly to “pursue a book proposal about Scientology in its time of crisis.” Mr. Ortega attributed his departure to a desire to turn his “465 blog posts about Scientology” into a book that prompted him to make the jump, but sources with knowledge of the situation tell The Observer Mr. Ortega’s exit from the Voice was not his decision. Read More