Business Report: ‘The Advocate’ purchases ‘Times-Picayune’ and ‘Nola.com’ from Advance Local

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — THE owners of Louisiana‘s The Advocate newspaper have purchased The Times-Picayune in New Orleans from Advance Local Media.

The Advocate announced the purchase on its website Thursday.

The New Orleans Advocate owners John and Dathel Georges announced today they have purchased The Times-Picayune and the Nola.com website from parent company Advance Local, owned by Advance Local Media, LLC.

The Advocate will publish a seven-day, home-delivered newspaper in New Orleans using the brands and features of both publications. The new paper will debut in June. The two papers’ websites will be merged under the nola.com brand around the same time.

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