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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a Denver-based private company that owns 11 alternative weekly newspapers throughout the United States.

Its flagship paper is the New York-based , America’s oldest and largest alt-weekly. The company also owns many of the country’s other most prominent weeklies, including , Denver’s , and the .

Until 2012, those papers had been owned by Village Voice Media, which consisted of six weeklies when it was , a chain of 11 weeklies, in a deal that  about . The merged company took the Village Voice name.

Voice Media to local owners in 2013.

By 2009, Village Voice’s papers had undergone significant and , as well as in 2012. Two top Village Voice editors when asked to make further staff cuts. In 2012, a new holding company named the Voice Media Group and staffed by former Village Voice executives , allowing the company to distance itself from Backpage, an ad site owned by Village Voice Media that has been a home for .

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Primary author: Mark Coddington. Main text last updated: October 2, 2013.
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