He was one of the co-founders of the New York Village Voice. Wilcock was also a travel editor at The New York Times for three years. Wilcock began working for newspapers in his home country, the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror, as well as magazines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- Kugel, Seth. "A Budget Travel Pioneer in a Time When $5 a Day Was Real (Frugal) Money," The New York Times (26 October 2010).
- "John Wilcock, Pioneer of the Underground Press, Dies at 91". The New York Times. 13 September 2018.