New York's venerable Village Voice announced plans to merge with another goliath of the alternative press this week. As profits shrink, alternative newsweeklies discover that consolidation is a way to survive. But is a muffled voice part of the deal?
Mike Lacey, executive editor for New Times
Bill Wyman, assistant managing editor for NPR's Arts Desk
Patty Calhoun, editor, Westword in Denver, Colo.
Tim Redmond, executive editor, San Francisco Bay Guardian weekly