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Tony Ortega Moves North to Village Voice

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LA’s own Tony Ortega is tapped as the editor of the Village Voice. He’s the 5th in a little over a year. Ortega, who’s been most recently at the Broward-Palm Beach New Times once described himself thusly:

I’m a cardholding member of the Evil Empire, a New Times hack who’s been at it for ten years, the boogeyman every Birkenstock-wearing hippie burnout still clinging to a paycheck at alt-weeklies sees in his sleep, coming to take his job and turn his paper into a soulless corporate moneymaker.

Ortega also responded to the recent Boston Phoenix story about the Village Voice/New Times “culture war”, writing:

With good press like this, it’s no wonder we have so many talented daily newspaper people asking to work for us at VVM.

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