New Village Voice Owner Plans to Ditch Escort Ads

Peter Barbey has a solid sense of humor and specific growth vision.

Peter Barbey is wasting no time as the new owner of the Village Voice. Per an interview with Wall Street Journal Greater New York reporter Mike Vilensky, he’s nixed the thought of changing the print edition size, pitched to staff the concept of special themed inserts and decided it’s time for a major ad dollar shift: