More Trouble at ‘Village Voice’: Editor-in-Chief Fired

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By: E&P Staff

More trouble emerged at New York’s famed weekly, The Village Voice, on Saturday with the announcement that its only recently hired editor-in-chief, David Blum, had been “terminated.”

This follows a year of upheaval, firings and comings and goings in the top slot under its new New Times owner. It has gone through four editors in a little more than a year.

The New York Times reports Saturday that the latest exit stemmed from displeasure about Blum’s alleged lack of progress in hiring minorities, which came to a head in a staff meeting this week.

The Voice statement reads:

“David Blum?s position as editor-in-chief of the Village Voice newspaper has been terminated effective today.

“The decision was reached based on increasing concerns about the management of the paper, which intensified this week. Newsroom employees at the Voice were notified of the decision at a staff meeting this afternoon.

“Village Voice Media?s Bill Jensen, the company?s current director of new media, will serve temporarily in the position until a permanent replacement is found.”

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