Well this is interesting

Our story so far: the New Times chain purchases the Village Voice papers, becoming the largest altweekly chain in America — and apparently overleveraging themselves in the process, because when the economy sours, they decide they can no longer afford the less-than-exhorbitant cost of syndicated cartoons and drop them across the entire chain.

Now, interestingly, they are selling the Nashville Scene (one of the former Village Voice papers) to local investors. Not sure what this means for me, but once the sale goes through and we know who the new editor is, it wouldn’t hurt for folks on the ground to start sending a few polite emails on behalf of cartoonists.

… on a somewhat-related note, I also have no idea what this might portend.