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.

From 1895 to 1991, The Times had competition from the afternoon Monday-Saturday daily, the since defunct Shreveport Journal. The papers were later printed at the same 222 Lake Street address and shared opposite sides of the building but were entirely separate and independent of the other. Publisher Charles T. Beaird effective March 30, 1991, closed the Shreveport Journal for financial reasons stemming from sharply reduced circulation. Thereafter, the page opposite the editorial page of The Times, commonly called the op-ed page, was reserved as "The Journal Page" for editorial comment until December 31, 1999.

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.

Sections

  • Main news (first section)
  • Local
  • Sports
  • Classifieds
  • Outlook(Sundays)
  • Flavor (Wednesdays)
  • Arts, culture and entertainment (Thursdays)
  • Lagniappe (Home, garden and weekend guide) (Fridays)
  • Autos (Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Living (Sundays)
  • Real Estate (Sundays)
  • CareerBuilder (Sundays)
  • Business (Sundays)
  • Comics + TV Times (Sundays)
  • High School Sports (in football season on Fridays and Saturdays)
  • LSU section (in football season on Sundays)
  • NFL section (in football season on Mondays)

Publications and websites

  • The Times daily newspaper
  • ACE 16- to 20- page arts, culture and entertainment guide
  • shreveporttimes.com Online news and information
  • LSUBeat.com Online news and information on LSU sports
  • Voices Community weekly news newspaper (100K circulation) delivered to non-subscribers and subscribers (news and advertising inserts).


  • Get Healthy new monthly health news
  • Red River Moms magazine monthly parenting and child information
  • CareerBuilder Weekly weekly employment listings and career advice
  • Cars.com NUMBER ONE source for new and used cars in NWLA
  • Homefinder Top local real estate section (weekly on Sundays)

Current and former staffers