The Village Voice, A New York Icon, Closes
An American news and culture paper, known for being the country’s first alternative newsweekly, has closed. Founded in 1955, The Village Voice received three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk Award.
Before Craigslist and other online services shoved printed classified ads into irrelevance, The Voice was thick with apartment listings that helped fund the work of its argumentative reporters and editors. For years, the weekly’s pages also included advertising for phone-sex and escort services. Estimated circulation in 2016 was 120,000. The New York Times.
Rising Spending on Video Game Software
The NPD Group reported that during the first six months of 2018, consumers spent $19.5 billion on video game software, consoles and accessories – 40% higher than the same period the prior year. By the close of 2018, the US video game industry could tally at least a record breaking $40 billion, according to the market tracking firm. The NPD Group.