NOLA Media to expand in Baton Rouge

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The parent company of The Times-Picayune and the website says it is expanding operations in Baton Rouge.

NOLA Media Group said it will offer a customized Baton Rouge version of the website. It also says targeted home delivery of the print editions of The Times-Picayune will be available by the end of the year. And it will open a new, expanded news bureau in Baton Rouge.

The NOLA Media Group announcement comes as The Advocate of Baton Rouge prepares to expand its presence in New Orleans and offer daily home delivery there beginning Oct. 1. The Advocate's plans followed the summer announcement that The Times-Picayune will reduce its publication schedule from daily to three days a week next month.

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