Starting October 1, New Orleanshas a new kid in town – The Advocate daily newspaper. Here is Part 2 of our Q & A with David Manship, The Advocate’s Publisher.
The Advocate does a great job covering state government and Baton Rouge city politics- more comprehensive, in-depth coverage than any other news outlet in the state. Can we expect the same quality when it comes to covering New Orleans city government and politics? If so, how will they accomplish that? – Kevin
The Advocate is regarded as the state’s newspaper, and covering state government and politics has been one of our calling cards. Readers in New Orleanswill see this same robust coverage of Louisianapolitics in The Advocate New Orleans Edition, along with other top local news stories that are specific to the metropolitan area. These New Orleans-focused stories will include government, education, business, sports, crime and other key local issues, and we’re committed to providing high-quality journalism from the local bureau of news professionals. We are hopeful that the local community will support our efforts to provide a daily newspaper, and as circulation grows, we will look into expanding the size of the bureau.
What will be different about the New Orleans and Baton Rouge editions? Will the New Orleans edition be available in Baton Rouge, and vice versa? – Jeff
The Advocate New Orleans Edition will have local news on the front page of the paper and on the front page of the B (South Louisiana) section. These sections will be supplemented with national, regional and other news from around the state that is of interest to local readers. Our Sports section remains the best in the state with unrivaled coverage of all of the major teams, including the New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Hornets. Readers inNew Orleans will also begin to see local obituaries and classified ads, which will publish as people submit them.
The Baton Rouge Advocate will be distributed only inBaton Rougeand The Advocate New Orleans Edition will only be available inNew Orleans.
Will the New Orleans edition be available on The Advocate website? Will New Orleans have a separate website for news updates? – Jackie
TheAdvocate.com is home to the electronic versions of our newspaper. We have aNew Orleansnews tab on our home page that hosts local stories, and The Advocate New Orleans Edition will be available there digitally.
What are YOUR thoughts on The Advocate moving to town? Have you had a chance to read it yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. If you missed Part 1, check it out at http://ylcnola.org/new-kid-in-town-the-advocate-part-1/.