Louisiana Newspapers

Acadiana Advocate

The Advocate is Louisiana's largest daily newspaper. Based in Baton Rouge, it serves the southern portion of the state, including Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette. It also publishes weekly entertainment magazines: Red in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, and Beaucoup in New Orleans.

Baton Rouge Advocate

The Advocate began in 1842 as the Democratic Advocate. While the paper changed hands a number of times after 1842, the largest change occurred in 1909 by Charles Manship and his new company called the Capital City Press. A new paper was published in 1925 that focused on national news. Manship and his family became very influential in Baton Rouge as they continued to grow, branching out into other media outlets such as WBRZ-TV. The Advocate continues to maintain bureaus throughout south Louisiana as well as a bureau in Washington D.C. by The Advocate. He then published papers in Hammond, and Minden, where he was elected mayor in 1936. The newspaper has had a large history including a woman holding the managing editor position in 1949 as well as a popular columnist named Ed Cullen, who had a column called "Attic Salt" in the Sunday newspaper. He was also a National Public Radio essayist and an author.

New Orleans Times-Picayune & Advocate

In October, 2012, The Advocate added a daily New Orleans edition to supplement the Times-Picayune who announced they were cutting back publication to only three days.