Posted On: August 9, 2011
Media Organization: The Village Voice
When it was founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher and Norman Mailer in October of 1955, the Village Voice introduced free-form, high-spirited and passionate journalism into the public discourse. As the nation's first and largest alternative newsweekly, the Voice maintains the same tradition of no-holds-barred reporting and criticism it first embraced when it began publishing more than fifty years ago.
The recipient of three Pulitzer prizes, the National Press Foundation Award and the George Polk Award, the Voice has earned a reputation for its groundbreaking investigations of New York City politics, and as the premier expert on New York's cultural scene. Writing and reporting on local and national politics, with opinionated arts, culture, music, dance, film and theater reviews, daily web dispatches and comprehensive entertainment listings, the Voice is the authoritative source on all that New York has to offer. In addition, the Voice’s daily-updated Web site www.villagevoice.com has twice been recognized as one of the nation’s premier online sites for journalistic quality and local content. The site is a past winner of both the National Press Foundation's Online Journalism Award and the Editor and Publisher Eppy Award for Best Overall US Weekly Newspaper Online.
Tell New Yorkers where to go and what to do in the city each week as an intern in the Village Voice's calendar department for the fall semester. Duties include pitching ideas to the editors of the calendar section, fact-checking event listings, researching events at various venues, writing brief event descriptions for our website, and contributing short weekly entertainment pieces (which do pay a little) to our Voice Choices section in print.
Please e-mail a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (if you have them) to Angela Ashman at email@example.com.