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.