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The Times
type = Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner Gannett Company
Publisher Pete Zanmiller
Editor Alan English
Founded 1871
Headquarters 222 Lake Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
 United States
Official website
Shreveport Times office building on Lake Street in Shreveport, Louisiana

The Times is a Gannett daily newspaper based in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Description: The Times distribution area includes twelve parishes in Northwest Louisiana and three counties in east Texas. Coverage focuses on issues affecting the Shreveport-Bossier market and includes investigative reporting, community news, arts & entertainment, government, education, sports, business, and religion, along with local opinion/commentary.

The Times website provides news updates, videos, photo galleries, forums, blogs, event calendars, entertainment, classifieds, contests, databases and a regional search engine. Local news content produced by The Times is available on the website at no charge for seven days.

Milestones: The newspaper originally was known as The Caddo Gazette & Flag. It changed its name in 1871 to the Daily Shreveport Times. In 1877, it changed to Shreveport Daily Times, then in 1889 to The Shreveport Times. In 1928, The Times, in a historic rift, opposed Gov. Huey Long for tyrannical behavior and misuse of public funds. In 1939, the Shreveport Times followed the lead of the New Orleans States, whose reporter F. Hebert had published a series of exposes revealing the corruption of Governor Richard Leche and his Longite-backed administration. The Shreveport Times was one of many newspapers statewide that got on the Hebert bandwagon, echoing the reports published in the New Orleans newspaper. The crusade prompted a federal investigation that resulted in former Gov. Richard Leche's conviction for mail fraud. In 1953, The Shreveport Times and The Shreveport Journal entered into a joint operating agreement which ended in 1999. To reflect its regional circulation, the name was changed to The Times in the 1970s.

The Times has received numerous awards, most notably as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1976 for an investigation of the Shreveport Department of Public Safety, and again in 1989 for an in-depth look at Louisiana's education system. In 2006 The Times received the Louisiana Press Association's top prize for "Best Continuing Coverage of Hurricane Katrina or Rita" among all newspapers of every size in the state.

Community interaction: The Times sponsors political debates, economic summits, forums, leadership awards, and other community-oriented initiatives. The Times also provides community support through Gannett Foundation grants and community partnerships. For more than 30 years The Times "Joy Fund" has provided funds to charitable organizations during the holidays through donations provided by readers with funds exceeding $100,000 annually. In addition, The Times presents the Regional Spelling Bee and supports local events including the Red River Revel, Mudbug Madness, the State Fair of Louisiana, Boutique de Noel, among others. Support is also provided to the Shreveport Symphony, the Opera Guild, Sci-Port, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Alliance for Education, American Red Cross, Shreveport Green, Community Renewal, Providence House, and the United Way of Northwest Louisiana.



  • Main news (first section)
  • Local
  • Living
  • Sports
  • Classifieds
  • Food & Dining (Wednesdays)
  • Preview entertainment (Fridays)
  • Home & Garden (Saturdays)
  • Autos (Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Celebrations (Sundays)
  • Real Estate (Sundays)
  • CareerBuilder (Sundays)
  • Money & Insight (Sundays)
  • Comics + TV Times (Sundays)
  • USA Weekend (Sundays)

Publications and websites

  • The Times daily newspaper
  • Preview weekly entertainment guide
  • Online news and information
  • Online news and information on LSU sports
  • Online news and information on high school sports
  • MoneySaver weekly shopper direct mailed with grocery/store inserts
  • Slice magazine monthly health news
  • Red River Moms magazine monthly parenting and child information
  • CareerBuilder Weekly weekly employment listings and career advice

Current and former staffers

External links



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