A new publication aimed at filling the void left by the Southern Voice is expected to launch early in 2010.
The GA Voice (pronounce it as you wish, its creators say) is set to debut early next year both online and in print, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“We’ve pretty much got the money for the pre-launch expenses,” said Chris Cash, founder of Southern Voice and publisher of the soon-to-debut GA Voice. “We’re in the process now of forming our core team.”
“You’ll probably see us online before you see the print version,” she said.
Last week the Lloyd E. Russell Foundation gave the duo $12,000 in matching funds for the new news outlet. Cash said they’re still seeking donations at www.savesovo.com.
The announcement comes just weeks following the closure of the SoVo and it’s sister publication, David Atlanta. The two Atlanta-based gay publications were among six shuttered by Window Media, which succumbed to Chapter 7 bankruptcy in November.
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The other publications were the South Florida Blade and 411 Magazine, based in Fort Lauderdale, the Houston Voice, and the Washington Blade.
Just days following the closures, Washington Blade employees rallied to launch DC Agenda, a replacement publication in the District of Columbia.