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Village Voice Staff Authorize Strike, Set Up Alternate Website

Employees of the Village Voice have authorized a strike and set up an alternate website, The Real Voice, where they will publish if they cannot agree to a new contract with management by midnight on June 30. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  06-28-2011  5:28 pm  |  Industry News

Village Voice Media Pledges $1,000 To Maui Time Legal Effort

In response to the attempt by the Maui police and district attorney to subpoena identifying information about online commenters to Maui Time, Village Voice Media Holdings has pledged $1,000 to Maui Time to help in its legal efforts. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  06-02-2011  5:32 pm  |  Legal News

Three Alt-Weekly Writers Are Livingston Finalistsnew

Among the finalists are Sarah Fenske for her work that appeared in Phoenix New Times, former Riverfront Times writer Kristen Hinman, and SF Weekly staff writer Peter Jamison.
The Livingston Awards  |  05-02-2011  4:11 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Village Voice Media Releases "Best Of" App in Multiple Citiesnew

Village Voice Media has released a new iPhone app, "Best Of..." which allows users to find and "check in" to local businesses, bars and food joints by proximity and category in multiple cities.
TechCrunch  |  03-28-2011  4:28 pm  |  Industry News

Village Voice Media Immigration Coverage Garners Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalismnew

Village Voice Media has earned the 2010 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for its series, "Amongst U.S.," a group project of twenty stories that appeared across VVM's fourteen publications last year.
The Aronson Awards  |  03-22-2011  5:14 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

VVM Sells The Pitch of Kansas City to Southcomm, Inc.

Village Voice Media announced today it has sold The Pitch of Kansas City to Nashville-based media company Southcomm, Inc., which also owns LEO Weekly and Nashville Scene. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media  |  03-18-2011  12:20 pm  |  Industry News

City Pages Publisher Mark Bartel Departs After 29 Yearsnew

City Pages (Twin Cities) publisher Mark Bartel has departed after twenty-nine years with the Minneapolis-based publication, thirteen of those were as publisher.
Minneapolis Star Tribune  |  02-17-2011  11:44 am  |  Industry News

Village Voice Media Vows To Remain in San Francisco

“Neither judges with gavels nor editors with delusions fueled by martinis can tell people which website or newspaper to read,” said VVMH executive editor Michael Lacey. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media  |  11-24-2010  1:50 pm  |  Legal News

Calif. Supreme Court Denies SF Weekly Appeal Request

In a six to one decision, the California Supreme Court has denied SF Weekly's petition to review the $22 million judgment against it. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-23-2010  3:28 pm  |  Legal News

Backpage.com to Suspend Certain Areas of Personals and Adult Sections

In a proactive effort to protect its advertisers, users, and minors Backpage.com calls for creation of national task force to fight illegal users of online classified sites. (FULL STORY)
Backpage.com  |  10-19-2010  10:42 am  |  Press Releases

New York Times Avoids Gratuitous Puns in Medical Marijuana Storynew

The New York Times says medical marijuana ads are giving alt-weeklies a financial boost.
New York Times  |  10-05-2010  9:52 am  |  Industry News

VVM Executive Discusses Trademark Protection Suits

In a conversation with AAN, VVM Executive Vice President Scott Spear addressed the use of lawsuits in order to protect the company's registered trademarks. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-20-2010  4:46 pm  |  Legal News

Backpage.com, VVM Helped FBI Catch Child Predator

Village Voice Media responds to lawsuit against Backpage.com. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media  |  09-20-2010  7:32 am  |  Press Releases

Phoenix New Times Files Another Lawsuitnew

Just four days after filing a federal lawsuit against a former employee, Phoenix New Times has turned its attention to the owner of another "Best Of Phoenix" website.
Heat City  |  09-13-2010  3:00 pm  |  Legal News