The biggest metropolitan region in Louisiana, New Orleans, will soon lose its last daily newspaper. As the Cincinnati Enquirer continues to cut staff and reduce print size, what might the downsizing of the Times-Picayune forecast for Cincinnati? More from Next American City:
Another outcome, this one more tangible and particular to New Orleans, is that the downsizing of The Times-Picayune disrupts the narrative of post-Katrina recovery. This disruption chips away at the image of an ascendant New Orleans. While the nuance of the newspaper’s cuts reveal that its media-giant owner, Newhouse, is simply testing a profit model on a mid-market city rather than making cuts based on on demographics of its readership, that nuance is often lost in transmission.