Mark Schoofs wins Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for his 8-part series “AIDS: The Agony of Africa.”
Guy Trebay wins the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Mike Berger Award.
Stern Publishing sells its newspapers The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Seattle Weekly, Minneapolis City Pages, OC Weekly (Orange County), Cleveland Free Times, and the Long Island Voice to a management group led by David Schneiderman and consisting of Weiss, Peck & Greer, L.L.C, Trimaran Fund II, L.L.C., a private equity fund associated with CIBC and other financial investors. The new company is called Village Voice Media. Nashville Scene joins VVM as an acquisition of Weiss Peck & Greer.
David Schneiderman is named CEO of Village Voice Media.
Judy Miszner is named Publisher of The Village Voice.
OutKast tops the Pazz & Jop Music Critic’s poll. Stankonia was named best album and “Ms. Jackson” was named best single.
The Voice endorses Green Party’s Ralph Nader.
Long Island Voice is shuttered.
New York City reaches the 8 million population mark in the 2000 census. The city now has a larger population than 39 US states.