CNN, reported August 31, 2018: After more than 60 years, The Village Voice folds.
The Village Voice, the country's first alternative newsweekly which offered New Yorkers local news and classified ads for decades, will cease production and lay off approximately half its staff, the newspaper's owner announced Friday.
"This is a sad day for The Village Voice and for millions of readers. The Voice has been a key element of New York City journalism and is read around the world," owner Peter Barbey said in a statement. "As the first modern alternative newspaper, it literally defined a new genre of publishing."

"Although the Voice will not continue publishing, we are dedicated to ensuring that its legacy will endure to inspire more generations of readers and writers to give even more speed to those same goals," Barbey added. "We have begun working to ensure that the enormous print archive of The Village Voice is made digitally accessible.

The Village Voice was founded in 1955 and became a staple in local New York City journalism. It was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes and recognized with other journalism awards.
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The Hollywood Reporter, reported July 21, 2018: Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Los Angeles Food Writer, Dies at 57.
Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic, has died, according to the outlet. He was 57.

Gold's wife, Laurie Ochoa (arts and entertainment editor for the Times), said that Gold died Saturday of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles, after first being diagnosed with the disease earlier this month.

Throughout his over four decades-long career, Gold also wrote for LA Weekly and Gourmet, among others. He also authored the book Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles.

A 2015 documentary profiling Gold and his work, City of Gold, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.


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