• 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.
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