Paper's new owner to beef up New Orleans edition - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Paper's new owner to beef up New Orleans edition

Updated:
John Georges at Wednesday's announcement in Baton Rouge John Georges at Wednesday's announcement in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The new owner of Baton Rouge's daily newspaper, The Advocate, is vowing to keep publishing daily and to beef up coverage in New Orleans - escalating competition with The Times-Picayune, which angered some readers last fall when it pared print editions to three days a week.

John Georges held a news conference in Baton Rouge on Wednesday with former Advocate publisher David Manship, whose family was the paper's longtime owner.

Gov. Bobby Jindal, Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu also attended. Georges introduced two former Times-Picayune managing editors as top executives for The Advocate.

On Tuesday, The Times-Picayune announced plans to return to seven-day-a-week publishing with a tabloid edition to be available at stores and newsstands on days when the full paper isn't published.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.