Media Moves

New digital news outlet to launch for northwest Louisiana

April 28, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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The parent company of The Advocate and The Times-Picayune is expanding to northwest Louisiana, starting a new digital news outlet in the Shreveport-Bossier City metro area aimed at reviving local news coverage there.

The Shreveport-Bossier Advocate will launch this summer with a team of nearly a dozen journalists covering local news, sports, culture, food and other topics, officials from Georges Media Group announced Monday.

The company is close to securing space for a newsroom in downtown Shreveport and is currently building a team of journalists and local advertising staff.

For Georges Media Group, the move to Shreveport represents a major expansion from its base in south Louisiana, where it currently publishes print and digital news products in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette and a number of smaller communities.

Judi Terzotis, publisher of The Advocate and The Times-Picayune newspaper group, said the addition of a news outlet centered on the greater Shreveport community has been a long-held goal for the company.

“Ever since we bought The Times-Picayune and, we saw ourselves in a bigger way as the state’s news organization, and to fulfill that dream we have thought we have to have a presence in Shreveport,” Terzotis said.

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