The Advocate will produce a daily, home-delivered paper in New Orleans with the brands and features of both papers, the Advocate says. The new paper will launch in June. The papers’ websites will be joined into the nola.com brand.
All 161 of the Times-Picayune’s staff will be laid off, according to the New York Post.
The Advocate plans to hire from the nola.com and Times-Picayune pool, the Advocate said. The Advocate was already Louisiana’s biggest newspaper.
In Baton Rouge, the paper and website will stay The Advocate.
Advance and Georges Media are privately owned. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.