**STATEMENT FROM THE VILLAGE VOICE**
**REGARDING THE TERMINATION OF DAVID BLUM**
David Blum‘s position as editor-in-chief of the Village Voice newspaper has been terminated effective today.
The decision was reached based on increasing concerns about the management of the paper, which intensified this week. Newsroom employees at the Voice were notified of the decision at a staff meeting this afternoon.
Village Voice Media’s Bill Jensen, the company’s current director of new media, will serve temporarily in the position until a permanent replacement is found.