Media

1978

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  • Edward “Ed” Koch resigns from Congress to become the 105th Mayor of New York City. His election, as a Conservative Democrat, is widely seen as marking the end of the era of classic liberal New York. He serves for three terms, from 1978 to 1989.
  • Editor Marianne Partridge is fired by publisher William Ryan. David Schneiderman, former deputy editor at the New York Times op-ed page, is hired to replace Partridge as editor, a position he begins in 1979 and holds through 1985 when he is promoted to publisher.
  • Susan Lyne named managing editor, a position she holds through 1982.
  • Elvis Costello’s This Year’s Model was named best album in the Pazz & Jop Music Critic’s poll.
  • Swoozie Kurtz wins the Obie Award for best performance for her role in Uncommon Women.
  • The Voice‘s Annual Gay Pride issue debuts.
  • Peter Gabriel puts an ad in the Voice classifieds section and finds a keyboard player.
  • Wayne Barrett joins the Voice as a columnist.
  • The Voice endorses New York Gov. Hugh L. Carey but with “grave reservations.”