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New Orleans to lose its daily newspaper

New Orleans to lose its daily newspaper.

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.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.