A small request for New Yorkers, and anyone else who reads the print edition of the Village Voice. As you may have heard, there have been a lot of changes at the Voice in recent months. My own work still runs in the online edition, but has recently been dropped from the print edition (edit: sometime in the last two or three months, not sure exactly when). In other instances when something like this has happened, I’ve suggested that readers send in email to the editor, but the problem with that approach is that it can irritate the editor and end up hurting more than helping. So I’ve decided to try something new — I’ve posted a petition, here, respectfully requesting that the editors reconsider this decision. If you’re a New Yorker and/or a Voice reader, do me a favor and go sign it. When and if I get a decent number of signatures, I’ll pass it along.
It’s an experiment. We’ll see how it works.
… adding: if you’re not a New Yorker, or a tri-state person, it might be good to add a note in the comment box explaining where you see the print edition.
… and remember: be polite. Name calling rarely sways anyone favorably. Flies and honey.