The end of The Village Voice in print could be near. Voice Media Group — publisher of the Voice, LA Weekly, Miami New Times and more — has hired merger-and-acquisition firm Dirks, Van Essen & Murray to explore the possible sale of its papers.
The first to go will be OC Weekly. According to an announcement, the firm will “immediately” start considering options, “which could include the sale of the publication or a local partnership opportunity.”
VMG’s CEO Scott Tobias said that he was “proud” of owning the OC Weekly, which is nice, but won’t comfort anyone who works there.