Michael Cohen is stepping down as Publisher of The Village Voice, a position he’s held since 2006. Taking over for Cohen will be Josh Fromson, who will leave his position of Publisher for the Voice’s sister paper, SF Weekly.
Cohen says he’s still deciding on what he’ll do next, but added that it won’t be a drastic change, whatever it is. “I’m hoping a few people will miss me, and I’m looking forward to my next act, which will most certainly be in media,” he said.
Much like Cohen, who has been in the business of alternative newspapers since he graduated from the University of Maryland in 1983, Fromson cut his teeth pushing print in Arizona and Missouri before becoming the Publisher at SF Weekly.
Village Voice Media Holdings Chief Operating Officer Scott Tobias said though Cohen will be missed, Fromson is more than capable of taking over. “We’re very disappointed to see Michael leaving; he’s done an incredible job for us in New York. At the same time, there’s not a better publisher in the country to take the reins than Josh Fromson.”