The Times (Shreveport)

The Times (Shreveport)

name = The Times

caption = A sample front page of "The Times"
type = Daily newspaper
format = Broadsheet
foundation = 1871
owners = Gannett Company
headquarters = 222 Lake Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
publisher = Pete Zanmiller
editor = Alan English
circulation =
website = []

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

Description:The Times distribution area includes 12 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 and various special sections throughout the year.

The Times website [] provides news updates throughout the day, as well as content and features not available in the newspaper such as videos, photo galleries, forums, blogs, calendars, contests, and searchable databases. The website also offers a regional search engine. Local news content produced by The Times is available on the website at no charge for seven days. Archived articles can be purchased on the website, along with photos from the newspaper, books published by the newspaper, front pages, and more. Online visitors can also search for autos @, jobs @ and the entire database of MLS homes for sale in NW Louisiana at [] 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, a Times 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 been recognized for outstanding coverage as the recipient of 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 encourages community involvement with political debates, economic summits, community forums, leadership awards, and other community-oriented initiatives. The Times 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, and others. Support is also provided to key organizations such as 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
* Your Health magazine monthly health news
* LA Parenting magazine monthly parenting and child information
* CareerBuilder Weekly weekly employment listings and career advice
* Make & Model weekly automotive photos/listings of pre-owned cars for sale

Current and former staffers

* Lane Crockett (b. 1942) -- Entertainment writer and theater/arts critics from 1977 until 2004
* Tim Greening (1968-2007) -- "Times" humor columnist
* Grits Gresham (1922-2008) -- Former "Times" outdoor editor and host of ABC's "The American Sportsman" television series from 1966-1979
* Sarah Hudson-Pierce (b. 1948) - Shreveport book publisher and occasional "Times" columnist
* Wiley W. Hilburn (b. 1938) - "Times" columnist ("Fragments") and head of the Journalism Department at Louisiana Tech University
* Margaret Martin (b. ca. 1940) - Society editor and columnist
* Norman Lee Richardson (1935-1999) -- Former state editor known for coverage of hurricanes of 1960s
* Stanley Ray Tiner (b. 1942) -- Former political reporter; executive editor of "The Sun Herald" in Biloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi

External links

* [ The Shreveport Times official site]
* [ Gannett subsidiary profile of "The Times"]

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