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Westword to Become Even More Corporate?

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New Times, the parent company of Denver’s Westword, is reported to be in talks to merge with Village Voice Media.

New Times owns 11 largely cookie-cutter newspapers; Village Voice owns six. Neither is performing up to expectations. (Westword columnist Michael Roberts recently admitted that times are tough at the not-so-alternative-anymore weekly.)

My pal Wick Allison, the publisher of Dallas’ D Magazine, points out that the math here doesn’t quite add up.

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