Louisiana Newspapers

In Louisiana, a state known for its rich cultural tapestry and energetic cities, newspapers play a pivotal role in disseminating information and keeping the public engaged. The New Orleans Times-Picayune & Advocate is renowned for its in-depth coverage of New Orleans' unique culture, politics, and the world-famous Mardi Gras celebrations. For those in the state capital, the Baton Rouge Advocate provides detailed reporting on state politics, education, and community events. Serving the Acadiana region, the Acadiana Advocate focuses on local news, culture, and the unique Creole and Cajun heritage of the area.

Together, these newspapers form an essential triad of information and perspective in this unique Southern state, offering a multifaceted view of Louisiana's complex social and political landscape.

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

Experience the heart and soul of New Orleans with The Times-Picayune & Advocate. Our award-winning journalism covers local politics, Mardi Gras festivities, Saints football, and the ins and outs of daily life in the Big Easy. From the French Quarter to the Garden District, we're your source for news in New Orleans. Immerse yourself in NOLA's stories and subscribe for coverage as vibrant as the city itself.