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NOLA’s Oldest Paper Times-Picayune Sold to Rival Outlet, Fires Staff

HeadlineMay 07, 2019

In media news, New Orleans’s oldest newspaper, The Times-Picayune, has been sold to The Advocate, a rival publication. The paper was sold by parent company Advance Local Media to John and Dathel Georges, millionaire business owners who bought The Advocate in 2013. John Georges has previously made unsuccessful runs for governor, as well as mayor of New Orleans. The Times-Picayune has been in operation since 1837. It has received several Pulitzer Prizes, including for its reporting on Hurricane Katrina. All of the paper’s staff is reportedly being fired, and the publication will be merged with The Advocate.

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