Tony Ortega is leaving The Village Voice. Ortega has been the editor of the paper since 2007, but had been with Village Voice Media since 1995.
Ortega announced that he was leaving to pursue a book proposal about Scientology.
From Ortega on the Voice’s Running Scared blog:
Many of those stories I could not have produced without the involvement and aid of our amazing commenting community. Your tips and knowledgeable analysis have made this blog live and breathe. I regret that at least for now, this show is going off the air. But perhaps soon, as I pursue my new goals, I’ll be able to post a story here and there in another venue. I hope you’ll look for me when that happens.