New Orleans Now Dominates Advocate, Picayune
With Sale of Advocate, Capital City News Is
Now Only Locally-Owned Newspaper in BR
BATON ROUGE — With the sale of the Advocate newspaper to New Orleans businessman John Georges, the Capital City News is now the only newspaper in Baton Rouge that is locally owned.
The New Orleans Times Picayune is also expanding into the Baton Rouge market.
The Advocate has brought in editors and managers from New Orleans. So now there are few Baton Rouge journalists in top positions at either the Advocate or the Times Picayune.
Capital City News publisher Woody Jenkins said, “The Baton Rouge newspaper market is becoming more and more competitive. However, we think our Baton Rouge perspective and emphasis on coverage of Baton Rouge news are needed now more than ever.”