Laid off from The Villager, Former Editor-in-Chief Starts The Village Sun

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 at 5:08 am by

Laid off from The Villager this fall, its former editor-in-chief is striking back with a new online publication.

Lincoln Anderson, who many considered to have “built the brand” of the local paper, rebounds this week with The Village Sun. The first slate of stories posted to the community news platform yesterday, echoing the style and beat of The Villager when he edited it.

Anderson tells us that he was “abruptly fired” back in September, and that the move was part of reorganization by parent Schneps Media after the acquisition of amNY last month.

“They saw overlaps between amNY and The Villager, and they have an editor that they have worked with for several years who they regard highly, and they just wanted him to edit the whole thing,” Anderson told us in an email. “I think they just have a different vision for what a community newspaper is.”

Anderson will be composing most of the content at the Sun, with additional stories by freelancers and photographers he worked with at The Villager.

When asked about his goals for the paper, Anderson noted: “I’m Trying to do a paper that the community wants and looks forward to reading. Also, really, I think The Village Sun will fill a void that currently exists for a paper that covers the entire community, from all the incredibly rich history to what’s still here of the counterculture and the real arts scene and more.”

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