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News, The Snitch <i>SF Weekly</i> Sold to Voice Media Group

SF Weekly Sold to Voice Media Group

SF Weekly has been sold.Last night, it was announced the San Francisco-based alt-weekly has split from its parent company, Village Voice Media. It was sold to a new, Denver-based entity in a management buyout: Voice Media Group. The purchase includes…
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News, The Snitch iTunes Claims <i>SF Weekly</i> Best of App Is Tops

iTunes Claims SF Weekly Best of App Is Tops

Earlier this year, we decided to make it that much easier for readers and tourists to find the best restaurants, bars, and and coolest places to sip on lattes with one slick touch of their  iPhone. Turns out, we were…
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News, The Snitch Appeals Court to Hear Arguments in Lawsuit Against Sheriff Who Jailed Village Voice Media Executives

Appeals Court to Hear Arguments in Lawsuit Against Sheriff Who Jailed Village Voice Media Executives

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments tomorrow in a lawsuit filed against Arizona law-enforcement officials who falsely arrested two Village Voice Media executives as retaliation for stories printed in the Phoenix New Times in…
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Village Voice Media Responds to Clergy

Clergy across the nation took out an ad in the New York Times, calling on Village Voice Media company, which owns SF Weekly, to shut down the adult section of its Backpage.com website. They have also launched a petition in…
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News, The Snitch CNN's Amber Lyon Leads the Media's Paranoia Over Underage Sex Trafficking

CNN's Amber Lyon Leads the Media's Paranoia Over Underage Sex Trafficking

Last week, Village Voice Media challenged the science behind data that say the underage prostitution industry is growing. We called media outlets out on relying on bogus arguments and junk science to stoke fear and panic about underage sex trafficking.Don't…
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News, The Snitch Underage Sex Trafficking: What the Real Numbers Show

Underage Sex Trafficking: What the Real Numbers Show

Despite what news reports have been saying, the underage prostitution industry isn't exactly as pervasive as it seems. The science behind data showing there's as many as 300,000 child prostitutes has never truly been challenged -- until now. Village Voice…
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News, The Snitch <i>SF Weekly</i> Owners Allowed to Sue the Prosecutor Who Ordered Them Jailed

SF Weekly Owners Allowed to Sue the Prosecutor Who Ordered Them Jailed

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, principal owners of SF Weekly's parent company, are permitted to sue the Phoenix special prosecutor who had them arrested and jailed on bogus charges in 2007, a San Francisco appeals court has ruled.However, a majority…
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News, The Snitch SF Weekly Parent Company to Underwrite Legal Challenge to Arizona Immigration Bill

SF Weekly Parent Company to Underwrite Legal Challenge to Arizona Immigration Bill

Last week, there were some murmurs among local bloggers about whether SF Weekly would suffer as a result of a proposed city boycott of Arizona businesses because of the Grand Canyon State's harsh new immigration law. Editors at SF Appeal…
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Music, All Shook Down Too Drunk to Google? There's an SF Weekly App for That

Too Drunk to Google? There's an SF Weekly App for That

If you're going to be working on an obviously biased post, it might as well be one that enables the post-work drinking process in all its glory. Thus we present to you Village Voice Media and GoTime's latest collaboration, SF…
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Music, All Shook Down The Tweet Next Door: The Year In Local Alternative Tech

The Tweet Next Door: The Year In Local Alternative Tech

A lot changed in the way we curate and consume news this year, primarily due to the explosion of Twitter and it's ripple effect across all media. As alt-media ourselves, we had to deal with the formidable competition of the…
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Music, All Shook Down Photo of the Week: Best Company Holiday Card Ever

Photo of the Week: Best Company Holiday Card Ever

Looks like someone in our corporate Marketing department has a sense of humor. We especially like the fact that Kanye is rocking a Santa Hat.Follow us on Twitter at @sfweekly.…
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THE SF Bay Guardian's SHAKEDOWN HITS A SNAG

BY Andy Van De Voorde (ed note: Andy Van De Voorde is executive associate editor of Village Voice Media. He will be blogging on the SF Weekly vs. Bay Guardian trial for the Snitch. Print this first one out. It's…
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You hate us. You really, really like us. -- The Nation's confused take on Village Voice Media

The July 16, 2007 issue of The Nation hitting streets this week reads as if were a schizophrenic-produced theme issue on your host, Village Voice Media. In the 3,000-plus-word "End of an Era at the LA Weekly" the journal of…
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