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New Orleans is officially a one newspaper town - and it's The Times Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate. 

In May, the Advocate purchased its rival news organization and now the two brands have merged. WWNO's Karl Lengel spoke with the paper's editor, Peter Kovacs.

Wallis Watkins

The cost of printing a newspaper has grown by more than 20% this year, in part because of a tariff the Trump administration placed on imported newsprint - the paper that newspapers are printed on. But the industry could soon be seeing some relief. Last week, the United States International Trade Commission voted to lift the newsprint tariff. 

Editorial page editor Danny Heitman from the Baton Rouge Advocate talks about the conditions at LSU's Middleton Library.


New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet joins us to discuss the journalistic landscape in the age of President Donald Trump.

Baquet will be the featured speaker at the annual Founder’s Day Luncheon for WRKF next month. He is a native of New Orleans and a Pulitzer Prize winner.


Advocate editor Peter Kovacs speaks with us about the future of the largest newspaper in Louisiana.


George Morris
LRN

George Morris is a feature writer for The Advocate and was a long-time sports writer there. We touch on the general demise of newspapers and remember a time when Baton Rouge had two thriving newspapers.