Will Bourne has been named the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice. He replaces Tony Ortega, who left the paper in September.
Bourne comes to the Voice from Inc., where he served as editor-at-large since July. Previously Bourne had been executive editor of Fast Company for four years, and during his time there the magazine won several awards (George Polk Award and Cunningham Award in 2009) and was nominated for several others (2010 Magazine of The Year, Mirror Award, George Loeb Award).
At the Voice, Bourne hopes to bolster the paper’s historically strong political presence and expand its influence in other areas.
“The Voice is an amazing — and resilient!! — institution and, as the recent election showed, so is liberalism,” Bourne told FishbowlNY via email. “I plan to reinforce the paper’s position as a showcase for progressive — but balanced, disciplined — journalism, and to make it an even more forceful presence on the culture front. The recent changes and new ownership at the company have made the entire VV chain much healthier and I am honored to be part of the process of helping it grow.”
Bourne starts at the Voice November 26.