The Advocate http://wwno.org en The Advocate's Secret Weapon: A Speedy Press http://wwno.org/post/advocates-secret-weapon-speedy-press It's sort of a fluke.<p>The Baton Rouge paper had been nursing its 1950s era letterpresses for years when it finally had to bite the bullet and invest in a new production facility. The speedy offset press came online in 2006, just as the country headed into a recession and the newspaper industry was tanking.<p>So when John Georges closed the deal to buy <em>The Advocate</em> in May, it came with one of the newest printing presses in the country.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201306/AdvocatePress.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/06/061113_AdvocatePrintingPress_AJfeature.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:40:18 +0000 Amy Jeffries 37187 at http://wwno.org Two Newspapers Battle It Out For The New Orleans Market http://wwno.org/post/two-newspapers-battle-it-out-new-orleans-market Last year when New Orleans' main paper, <em>The Times-Picayune,</em> laid off dozens of newspaper employees and cut its circulation to three times a week, residents were shocked.<p>Sharron Morrow and her friends had bonded over the morning paper at a local coffee shop for the past 20 years.<p>"I've stopped my subscription, and I mourn the paper almost every day," she says.<p><strong>Shifting Media Players</strong><p>Newspaper circulation has been <a href="http://stateofthemedia.org/2012/newspapers-building-digital-revenues-proves-painfully-slow/newspapers-by-the-numbers/">rapidly declining</a> Wed, 29 May 2013 20:39:41 +0000 Eve Troeh 36355 at http://wwno.org John Georges, New Owner of The Advocate: 'New Orleans Wants a Daily Paper' http://wwno.org/post/john-georges-new-owner-advocate-new-orleans-wants-daily-paper <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Advocate is Louisiana’s largest daily print newspaper, based in Baton Rouge. As of last week, it has a new owner.</span></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Paul Maassen 34829 at http://wwno.org Residents Lament Loss of Daily Times-Picayune http://wwno.org/post/residents-lament-loss-daily-times-picayune <p>New Orleanians are waking up for the first time without their Monday edition of the <em>Times-Picayune</em>. It doesn’t exist anymore. Some readers shared their thoughts on cutbacks taking effect at the paper, and if they’ll give a new venture a chance. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 20953 at http://wwno.org Advocate marks launch of New Orleans edition http://wwno.org/post/advocate-marks-launch-new-orleans-edition <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Advocate marked the launch of its daily New Orleans edition Monday, as the newspaper moves to fill in a pending void created by The Times-Picayune's decision to publish three days a week.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:45:46 +0000 The Associated Press 20731 at http://wwno.org The Advocate plans New Orleans edition http://wwno.org/post/advocate-plans-new-orleans-edition <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Advocate (<a href="http://bit.ly/PSpdoe" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/PSpdoe</a>) newspaper says it will expand into the New Orleans market with a specialized print edition.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:38:20 +0000 The Associated Press 16457 at http://wwno.org