On Friday, Maura Johnston, the Village Voice's music editor since January of last year, announced on Twitter and Facebook that she's leaving the paper. She told the New York Times that "the decision to leave was not mine."
In an unrelated development, longtime editor Tony Ortega is also leaving the paper.
When Johnston -- a social-media-savvy music critic who made her name at Idolator in the mid-2000s - took over the Voice's music editor post from Rob Harvilla, the move was widely seen as a positive one for the paper - one that would carry on its legacy of intelligent, bold commentary. Her coverage, particularly the articles she wrote herself, has been solid and lively.