John Georges, The Advocate's New Owner, To Beef Up New Orleans Edition
Monday, 10 June 2013
John Georges held a news conference in Baton Rouge on Wednesday with former Advocate publisher David Manship, whose family was the paper's longtime owner.
Gov. Bobby Jindal, Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu also attended.
Georges introduced two former Times-Picayune managing editors as top executives for The Advocate.
On Tuesday, The Times-Picayune announced plans to return to seven-day-a-week publishing with a tabloid edition to be available at stores and newsstands on days when the full paper isn't published.
Baton Rouge's new power broker: John Georges
Monday, 13 May 2013
But Georges is not one to shy from a challenge and, besides, maritime seemed like an appropriate industry for a successful Greek businessman to tackle.
"All Greeks are in the shipping business," New Orleans consultant and Georges family friend Danae Columbus recalls him saying at the time.
John Georges sits down for first interview since buying The Advocate
Thursday, 02 May 2013 NEW ORLEANS - It's official - New Orleans entrepreneur John Georges is the new owner of "The Advocate," and he is vowing to give The Times-Picayune a run for its money.
Melanie Hebert sat down with Georges for his first interview since the purchase as he talked about the paper's future in the city.
John Georges, New Owner of The Advocate: 'New Orleans Wants a Daily Paper'
Wednesday, 08 May 2013
New Orleans businessman John Georges bought the paper from the Manship family, the paper's owners for over a century. The Advocate is growing circulation, including a New Orleans edition added last year when the Times-Picayune cut back printing to three days a week. Georges plans to grow the New Orleans readership for The Advocate, while maintaining its Baton Rouge presence. The T-P has since announced a tabloid edition that would bring back a daily paper-and-ink version of its publication.
But, overall, the fact remains that the newspaper business, at least the paper part of it, is shrinking around the country.
WWNO’s Paul Maassen sat down to talk with John Georges about going into the print business during a tough time for the industry.
John Georges talks about his purchase of The Advocate
Wednesday, 01 May 2013
In an interview tonight, Georges said he would be getting his first look at the physical paper when he walks through the newsroom and plant tomorrow. "I've wanted to buy The Advocate for two years now," he said, adding that the deal was finalized just today.
Georges had signed a letter of intent in March to buy the paper from the Manship family, which had owned it for 100 years. Publisher David Manship, who had been publicly ambivalent about the family's sale, sent an email to employees tonight saying, "I can tell you personally I am happy that such a passionate and reputable Louisiana family is taking the helm."