List of newspapers in Louisiana

This is a list of newspapers in Louisiana.

Daily and weekly newspapers (currently published)

New Roads, Louisiana Started in 1880

Title Locale Year est. Publisher/parent company Notes
Independent Acadiana
The Town Talk Alexandria Gannett Company[1]
Bastrop Daily Enterprise Bastrop GateHouse Media[2]
Advocate Baton Rouge 1908[3] Georges Media Group
Banner Bernice
Bossier Press-Tribune Bossier City
Beauregard Daily News DeRidder GateHouse Media[2]
Donaldsonville Chief Donaldsonville GateHouse Media[2]
Gazette Farmerville
Franklinton Era-Leader Franklinton
Weekly Citizen Gonzales GateHouse Media[2]
Daily Star Hammond
Courier Houma GateHouse Media[2]
Daily Advertiser Lafayette 1865[3] Gannett Company[1]
American Press Lake Charles
Leesville Daily Leader Leesville GateHouse Media[2]
Avoyelles Journal Marksville
Minden Press-Herald Minden
News-Star Monroe Gannett Company[1]
Natchitoches Times Natchitoches
New Orleans Tribune New Orleans 1985
The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate New Orleans 1837[4] Georges Media Group Began as Picayune in 1837; merged with Times-Democrat in 1914 to form Times-Picayune, merged with New Orleans edition of The Advocate in 2019
Daily World Opelousas Gannett Company[1]
Post South Plaquemine GateHouse Media[2]
Ruston Daily Leader Ruston
Times Shreveport 1871[3] Gannett Company[1]
North Quachita Weekly Sterlington GateHouse Media[2]
Southwest Daily News Sulphur
Daily Comet Thibodaux GateHouse Media[2]
Ouachita Citizen West Monroe

University newspapers

Defunct newspapers

Title Locale Year est. Year ceased Notes
Daily States[4] New Orleans 1880 Became New Orleans States-Item in 1960[3]
New Orleans Bee New Orleans 1827[4] 1923[5] Also called Abeille de la Nouvelle Orleans
Courrier de la Louisiane 1807 1860[5]
New Orleans Item-Tribune New Orleans 1924 1958 Began as Daily City Item in 1877[4]
New Orleans Tribune New Orleans 1864 1870[6]

See also


  1. Gannett Co., Inc., Our Brands: Louisiana, McLean, Virginia, retrieved March 27, 2017
  2. GateHouse Media, LLC, Our Markets: Louisiana, Pittsford, New York, retrieved March 27, 2017
  3. "US Newspaper Directory: Louisiana". Chronicling America. Washington DC: Library of Congress. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  4. "Southern Press". The South in the Building of the Nation. 7. Richmond, VA: Southern Historical Publication Society. 1909. pp. 402–436. Date of establishment of leading Southern newspapers
  5. Federal Writers' Project 1941.
  6. "New Orleans Tribune", Congressional Record, Washington DC, July 23, 2014


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