New York, N.Y.—March 15, 2004—The Village Voice, the nation’s most influential alternative newspaper, today announced several organizational changes in conjunction with growth initiatives at its award-winning website www.villagevoice.com.
The Village Voice has appointed Matt Haber to the newly created editorial position of Managing Editor, Village Voice Online. Haber will work with the online and editorial teams to create new web exclusive features and provide daily coverage of breaking news plus arts and entertainment content and listings. Prior to joining the Village Voice, Haber was co-creator of lowculture.com, a pop culture and politics blog. He previously produced Viacom’s rebranded website for The New TNN (now Spike TV), and the official website for “The Simpsons” for News Digital Media. Haber has also spent nine years freelancing for New York Times, Esquire, Slate, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Spin, Salon, and others.
Kara Walsh has been promoted to the role of Vice President, Village Voice Online, and will oversee the online content, development, web operations, and business management functions. Walsh previously served as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Village Voice Media.
Robert Klein has been promoted to Vice President, Integrated Sales. Formerly Director of Strategic Partnerships for Village Voice Media, Klein will continue to work with the national sales team to create multi-platform partnerships and online programs across Village Voice Media properties, which include The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Seattle Weekly, City Pages (Minneapolis-St. Paul), OC Weekly (Orange County, CA), and Nashville Scene.
About The Village Voice: As the nation’s first and largest alternative newsweekly, The Village Voice maintains the same tradition of no-holds barred reporting and criticism it embraced when it began publishing in 1955. The recipient of three Pulitzer prizes, the Voice has earned a reputation for its groundbreaking political investigations, and as the expert on NY’s entertainment scene. The Voice’s website, VillageVoice.com, which averages 1.6 million unique users each month, has twice been recognized as one of the nation’s premier sites for journalistic quality and content. The site is a past winner of the National Press Foundation’s Excellence in Online Journalism Award, and the Editor and Publisher EPpy Award for Best Overall US Newspaper Online Service.