WWNO skyline header graphic
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local Newscast
Hear the latest from the WWNO/WRKF Newsroom.

Newhouse Says Times-Picayune Not For Sale

Erin Krall

Plans to continue the New Orleans Times-Picayune as a daily newspaper have taken a blow from its publisher. Advance Publications says it has no intentions of selling the paper.

Advance Publications President Donald Newhouse says plans will continue to cut print copies to three editions a week. Some prominent New Orleans residents, including Wynton Marsalis and James Carville, signed a letter asking the company to sell the paper to a concern that would keep it a daily operation.

Newhouse said the letter was read with “great respect and concern,” but the paper is not for sale. This comes as fundraising efforts are stepping up to help some of the 200 employees who will be out of work. Details are available at DashThirtyDash.org – named after the newsroom shorthand for the end of a story.

Cutbacks at the paper are set to take effect at the end of September.

Eileen is a news reporter and producer for WWNO. She researches, reports and produces the local daily news items. Eileen relocated to New Orleans in 2008 after working as a writer and producer with the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. for seven years.

👋 Looks like you could use more news. Sign up for our newsletters.

* indicates required
New Orleans Public Radio News
New Orleans Public Radio Info