The Village Voice continues to be one of the most heartening print media stories anywhere in the U.S. No boardroom tensions or hostile takeover attempts here.
Today, the paper announced its latest hire. Starting in mid-June as city editor will be Christopher Robbins (pictured), who is leaving his post as features editor at Gothamist. From this afternoon’s announcement:
“Chris is a shoe-leather digital reporter and editor, a rare combination,” said Voice editor-in-chief Will Bourne. “We know he is going to supercharge our editorial operation. We can’t wait for him to roll in here and get started.”
Robbins joined Gothamist five and a half years ago as an intern. Among other things, he is leaving behind a very funny mini-bio:
Chris was born and raised in “The South,” meaning that he spent many years sighing and drinking iced tea under magnolia trees. Fed up with life in the NASCAR belt, he arrived in New York with two suitcases, a bike and a nose that had yet to smell urine on a daily basis. Chris is well aware that he is named after a famous, future ambassador to Lithuania from the U.K. Stop asking him about it.
Ha ha. The Village Voice is currently distributing around 110,000 weekly print copies, on upgraded 35# bright white newsprint stock. Check out some of Robbins’ most recent reporting here.
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