Advocate owner ‘invested, involved’


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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The Advocate is focused on serving all the communities in which the newspaper circulates, owner and Publisher John Georges said Tuesday.

Georges bought The Advocate 11 months ago from the Manship family, which owned Louisiana’s largest daily newspaper and other Baton Rouge newspaper properties since 1909.

“It’s been a whirlwind tour,” Georges told the Public Relations Association of Louisiana’s Baton Rouge Chapter on Tuesday. “I’ve been everywhere in Baton Rouge. It’s very important for the community to know the newspaper owner is invested, involved and part of the community.

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Georges tells journalism students future is promising


Saturday, 01 March 2014

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John Georges, owner and publisher of The Advocate, was upbeat about newspapers in general and about his in particular when speaking Saturday to college reporters at the Southeast Journalism Conference in Lafayette.

“Don’t listen to anything that they’re saying about your future. It’s going to be really exciting,” Georges told a crowd of students at the Lafayette Hilton, discounting the dismal narrative that’s often heard about the future of newspapers.

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Advocate vs. The T-P: Armies Marching to Different Beats


Monday, 10 February 2014

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John Georges, the owner/publisher of the Advocate newspapers, says of his New Orleans edition that circulation will reach 30,000 to 35,0000 within the year. His goal is 50,000. According to the latest audit, he says, the circulation is nearing 25,000. Those figures came from a Q & A interview with Georges that was part of a longer story that appeared Jan. 29 in USA Today entitled "Battle of the Brands: A newspaper war in New Orleans." Speaking of the rival Times-Picayune, Georges said, “There will be a day when we beat their number just here in New Orleans.”
 
 

Lemonade Day seeks 17,000 future tycoons


Saturday, 22 February 2014

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Louisiana will welcome an estimated 17,000 new small businesses on May 3.

Sure, they may only be in business for one day, but some believe that may be enough to energize the state’s future.

That Saturday marks the fourth annual Lemonade Day Louisiana, a day where sidewalks across Louisiana will be inundated with budding young entrepreneurs hawking their wares at homemade lemonade stands.

Some of the top names in Louisiana’s business community were on hand to show their support at the official statewide kickoff Tuesday at Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans.

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Q&A with John Georges, owner of The Advocate


Monday, 10 February 2014

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John Georges, the owner/publisher of the Advocate newspapers, says of his New Orleans edition that circulation will reach 30,000 to 35,0000 within the year. His goal is 50,000. According to the latest audit, he says, the circulation is nearing 25,000. Those figures came from a Q & A interview with Georges that was part of a longer story that appeared Jan. 29 in USA Today entitled "Battle of the Brands: A newspaper war in New Orleans." Speaking of the rival Times-Picayune, Georges said, “There will be a day when we beat their number just here in New Orleans.”
 

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