"Village Voice Lays Off Nat Hentoff and 2 Others,"

reports the New York Times. Hentoff is one of the leading mass-media writers on free speech; I'm sorry to see that he has been let go. The Village Voice is apparently in serious money trouble. "Mr. Hentoff plans to continue to write a weekly column for the United Media syndicate and contribute pieces to The Wall Street Journal."

Thanks to Victor Steinbok and Robert Ambrogi (Legal Blog Watch) for the pointer.