The New York Times reports that the Village Voice has laid off Nat Hentoff.
Hentoff, 83, worked for the Voice for the last 50 years. His articles on civil liberties and his writing on jazz are legendary.
The Village Voice was sold in 2005 to New Times Media, and since then about half of its employees have been cut.
Hentoff will continue writing for United Media and the Wall Street Journal.