newspaper war http://wrkf.org en The Advocate's Secret Weapon: A Speedy Press http://wrkf.org/post/advocates-secret-weapon-speedy-press <p>It's sort of a fluke.</p><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.<br><br>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.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:56:10 +0000 Amy Jeffries 11774 at http://wrkf.org The Advocate's Secret Weapon: A Speedy Press Two Newspapers Battle It Out For The New Orleans Market http://wrkf.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 20:10:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 11126 at http://wrkf.org Two Newspapers Battle It Out For The New Orleans Market New News Habits In New Orleans http://wrkf.org/post/new-news-habits-new-orleans <span style="color: rgb(34, 31, 31); font-family: minion-pro, Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">A year ago today, news leaked that The Times-Picayune would cease daily publication, cut staff and focus on its website, NOLA.com. The paper and ink edition now hits doorsteps and newsstands just three days a week: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.</span><p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom: 19.56px;">History and tradition play an outsized role in New Orleans. Sat, 25 May 2013 16:12:49 +0000 Eve Troeh 10942 at http://wrkf.org New News Habits In New Orleans