New Orleans Times-Picayune staff laid off in sale

A competitor that purchased the New Orleans Times-Picayune laid off the newspaper's entire staff.

The New York Post reported Friday that a total of 161 workers lost their jobs, including 65 reporters and editors, citing a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed with the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

The owners of the New Orleans Advocate, John and Dathel Georges, purchased the The Times-Picayune from Newhouse’s Advance Local. Advance Local is part of the same corporation that owns Condé Nast.

The Advocate will publish a daily paper using the names of both brands beginning in June and will merge their websites as

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