The Future of Alternative Newspapers 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?
NPR logo

The Future of Alternative Newspapers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4977825/4977826" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
The Future of Alternative Newspapers

The Future of Alternative Newspapers

The Future of Alternative Newspapers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4977825/4977826" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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?

Guests:

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