Community journalism as a vehicle for young writers is a serious effort to return to the reputation journalism once had, and to restore the role of publishing to its original purpose—that is, to serve as a crucible for ideas and opinions.
Village Voice was born during the COVID pandemic in 2020. It was a time of great change and uncertainty. It was a time when our sense of community truly made a difference.
As a voice for our community, we embrace our civic role by enabling young writers to reach an audience. Just like the finest community newspapers, Village Voice recognizes and accepts this covenant: that we are a key stakeholder in the forces that help build and celebrate our community.
Like the best local newspapers, Village Voice affirms the role of citizens through our aspiring young writers and our readers.
Village Voice was founded by Greg Twemlow. Greg is also the founder of SEVENmile Venture Lab.
The logo symbol of Village Voice is from west Africa; Ananse Ntontan (a-NAN-Si N-ton-TAN) literally means Spider’s Web. For the people of West Africa, it is a symbol of wisdom, creativity, and the complexities of life. Wisdom relates to experience, knowledge, and good judgment in decision-making and taking action. Creativity includes using imagination and original ideas in artistic work or creating something new and different.