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Last Remaining Village Voice Vet Sent Packing

VillageVoiceCover1030On the same day that The Raw Story announced the hiring of former Village Voice EIC Tony Orgeta as its new executive editor, Capital New York’s Joe Pompeo revealed that one of Ortega’s former charges has been laid off.

Graham Rayman, a staff reporter who had been at the Voice for six years and made waves in 2010 with his investigation of NYPD’s 81st Precinct, is the latest victim of what has turned out to be a full wipe of the old Village Voice guard:

Rayman, who joined the Voice in 2007 from Newsday, was the last staff writer on the masthead who’d been there for a number of years. The newsroom now largely consists of journalists and editors brought in from other titles that are a part of the Voice Media Group, a nationwide alternative-newsweekly chain that acquired the Voice in 2005 and renamed itself after the paper.

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Village Voice Staffers Avoid Strike

Late last night, Graham Rayman, a writer for The Village Voice and Spokesman for the Union that was threatening to strike, posted on Tumblr that an agreement had been reached and a deal would be discussed sometime this morning.

While it sounded like the staffers might strike and resort to posting content to an alternative site, Voice Editor-in-Chief Tony Ortega thought it was much ado about nothing. He tweeted several times leading up to last night that the union threatens to strike every three years, and every three years they reach a deal.

Well thank god for this, because there was no way we were going to remember to check that Tumblr each day.

Bloomberg and WCBS-AM, Big Winners of New York Press Club Journalism Awards

Winners were announced for the 2011 New York Press Club Journalism Awards yesterday. Bloomberg LP and NY1 each won four awards, while WCBS 880 was honored with three trophies.  

Winners were selected from 20 categories. The award presentation will take place Monday, June 13 at the Water Club.

The complete list of winners after the jump

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