Advocate's new owner "extremely proud"
BATON ROUGE - John Georges, the new owner of The Advocate, said he was "extremely proud" to be the daily newspaper's publisher and that he had an enormous responsibility to uphold.
Georges purchased the newspaper from the Manship family, who owned the paper since 1909. The Manship family also owns WBRZ-TV, which is not part of the sale.
Financial details were not disclosed at this time.
Georges said his immediate challenges include winning over the paper's 450 employees and showing his commitment to the city. He also plans to improve the paper's New Orleans edition, which was added after the Times-Picayune ceased daily publication, and focus on more opportunities in digital media.
The Advocate says Georges also plans to meet Wednesday with the newspaper's employees.
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