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ACADIANA EBONY JOURNAL
218 Johnson Aly
New Iberia, LA 70563-2440 
Tele : (337) 364-3767 

Media type: Ret News Dealer/Newsstand

Year founded: 1985

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

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ALEXANDRIA NEWS WEEKLY

1746 East Mason Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Tele : 318-443-7664
Fax : 318-487-1827

Media type: Print (Broadsheet newspaper)

Publisher: Leon Coleman, E-mail: anwnews@bellsouth.net phone: 318-443-7664

Year founded: 1963

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American :

Circulation: 10,000

Coverage Area: LA-Alexandria

Frequency of Publication: Weekly

Day published: Thursday

Cost of Publication: Paid

Method of Distribution: News stand & Subscription

Audited: No

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BATON ROUGE WEEKLY PRESS

1283 Rosenwald Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Tele : 225-775-2002
Fax : 225-775-4216
Web : http://www.theweeklypress.com/

Media Type: Print (Broadsheet newspaper)

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Founder & Publisher: Ivory Payne, e-mail: theweeklypress@yahoo.com, phone: 225-775-2002

Year Founded: 1974

Circulation: 7,500

Coverage Area: LA-Baton Rouge

Method of Distribution: News stand & Subscription

Cost of Publication: Both - Free & Paid

Frequency of Publication: Weekly

Day published: Thursday

Audited: Yes

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BLACK COLLEGIAN MAGAZINE

140 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Tele : 504-523-0154
Fax : 504-523-0271
Web : http://www.black-collegian.com/

Media Type: Print (Magazine)

This magazine, distributed on over 800 campuses nationwide, is a career and self-development magazine, mainly targeted towards African-American students. This magazine also offers information on careers, job opportunities, and graduate schools. 

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Editor: Jim Perry, jim@imdiversity.com

Year Founded: 1970

Circulation: 130,000

Coverage Area: Nationwide

Method of Distribution: Subscription

Cost of Publication: Both - Free & Paid

Frequency of Publication: 2 times/year

Audited: Yes

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DATA NEWS WEEKLY

P.O. Box 51933
New Orleans, LA 70151
Tele : 504-822-4433
Fax : 504-821-0320
Web : http://www.ladatanews.com/ 

Media type: Print (Tabloid newspaper)

An African American community newspaper that covers international, national and local news, sports, arts and entertainment, as well as human interest stories that are relevant to the black community.
 
Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Editor: Renetta Perry, dataeditor@bellsouth.net

Year Founded: 1967

Circulation: 20,000

Coverage Area: Greater New Orleans area

Cost of Publication: Paid

Frequency of Publication: Weekly

Day published: Saturday

Audited: No

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DIRECTORIO HISPANO DE LOUISIANA

P.O. Box 8399
New Orleans, LA 70182
Tele : (504) 467-6023

Media Type: Print (Newsletter)
 
Language of Media: Spanish

Ethnicity of Audience: Hispanic/Latin American

Circulation: 15,000

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EL TIEMPO

2200 Hancock Street
Gretna, LA 70053
Tele : 504-342-2969
Fax : 504-371-5090
Web : http://www.eltiemponeworleans.com/ 

Media Type: Print (Newsletter)

El Tiempo New Orleans is a monthly newspaper developed and published by JC Media. It was a born out of a need for print media targeting the local Hispanic community after the passage of hurricane Katrina. The first issue was published and distributed in May 2006. It is published in a bilingual format (Spanish and English) in order to reach more readers interested in the issues affecting Hispanics. It covers local and international news, sports, health, culture, economy and immigration issues, social functions, and a calendar of events informing readers of activities that are happening in the area.

Language of Media: Spanish

Ethnicity of Audience: Hispanic/Latin American

Publisher: Juan Carlos Ramos, E-mail: eltiempo@eltiemponeworleans.com, 504-342-2969

Editor: Brenda Melara
 
Year Founded: 2006

Circulation: 15,000

Coverage: Greater New Orleans and the Gulf region

Cost of Publication: Free

Frequency of Publication: Monthly

Method of distribution: Available at 179 businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area and the Gulf region which includes Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi.

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FAITH AND SOUL MAGAZINE

920 West Pinhook Road, Suite 303
Lafayette, LA 70503-2446
Tele : 337-781-0158
Fax : 337-332-1381
Web :

Media Type: Print (Magazine)

It is the mission of this news magazine to connect the Black/African American and Creole cultures of Louisiana, Texas and Atlanta in a professional and positive manner. 
 
Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Publisher: Melinda Sylvester, E-mail: m.sylvester@faithandsoul.com

Editor-in-Chief: Deeante' Batiste

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HISPANIC CHAMBER NEWS
P.O. Box 5985
Metairie, LA 70009
Tele : (504) 885-4262
Web : http://www.hccl.biz/ 

Media Type: Print (Newsletter)
 
Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: Hispanic/Latin American

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IMDiversity.com
140 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Tele : 504-523-0154
Fax : 504-523-0271
Web : http://www.imdiversity.com/ 

Media Type: Online

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: Multicultural

Contact person: Michelle Ancar, E-mail: michelle@imdiversity.com , Phone: 504-598-3357

Year founded: 1970

Coverage: International via the Internet

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ITALIAN AMERICAN DIGEST
P.O.Box 2392
New Orleans, LA 70176
Tele : (504) 522-7294
Web : http://www.italianamericandigest.com/,
http://www.americanitalianmuseum.com/pages/digest.html

Media Type: Print (Tabloid newspaper), Online 

Italian American Digest documents the culture, language, and heritage brought to America by the Italian immigrant. It tries to fill the void left after the "La Voce Coloniale" and other Italian language newspapers that have ceased publication. Each issue contains twenty pages of Italian, national, local, and club news; Italian history, the Italian language, genealogy and more.

Affiliation: Italian American Digest, Inc.
 
Language of Media: Italian, English

Ethnicity of Audience: Western European, Italian

Founder: Joseph Maselli, E-mail: cadwell1@ix.netcom.com

Year Founded: 1973

Coverage Area: 15,000

Method of Distribution: Subscription

Cost of Publication: Paid

Frequency of Publication: 4 times/year

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JAMBALAYA NEWS
3213 Florida Avenue, Suite C
Kenner, LA 70065
Tele : (504) 305-4545
Fax : (504) 305-4544
Web : http://www.jambalayanews.com/

Media Type: Print (Tabloid Newspaper)

This newspaper is regarded as one of the leaders in Hispanic print journalism in the State of Louisiana. The newspaper covers  a wide range of local and international news, sports, health, culture, immigration issues, politics and other general news. News and articles are translated within the issues from English to Spanish and vice versa in order to reach both the Hispanic and American Community alike.

Language of Media: English, Spanish

Ethnicity of Audience: Hispanic/Latin American

Publisher/Editor: Brenda Murphy, E-mail: bmurhpy@jambalayanews.com, Phone: (504) 305-6112

Circulation: 30,000

Frequency of Publication: Bimonthly (24 issues/ year)

Coverage: LA-Slidell, N.O. Metro Area, Northshore, Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, La Place, Houma; MS-Gulf Coast; AL

Year Founded: 2004

Cost of publication: Free

Method of distribution:
Available at 450 businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area and the Gulf region which includes Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi.

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JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS
3747 West Esplanade Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002
Tele : 504-780-5600
Web : http://www.jewishnola.com/  

Media Type: Online

Language of Media: English
 
Ethnicity of Audience: Jewish

Editor: Julie Schwartz, E-mail: jewishnews@jewishnola.com, Phone: 504-780-5614

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K

KDKS - 102.1
208 N. Thomas
Shreveport, LA 71107
Tele : 318-320-1021 (studio)
Web : http://www.kdks.fm/ 

Media Type: Broadcast (Radio)

KDKS is a radio station licensed to Blanchard, Louisiana and broadcasting to Shreveport with an Urban Adult Contemporary musical format. Broadcasting on 102.1 FM, it is owned by Access.1.
 
Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American 

Contact: Quenn Echols, Program Manager, E-mail: quenn@radiogroupshrveport.com

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KGLA

P.O. Box 5079
New Orleans, LA 70150
Tele : (504)340-2586
Web : http://www.tropical1540.com/

Media Type: Broadcast (Radio)

A local market leader, KGLA is the first and only Hispanic owned and operated Spanish radio station in Louisiana! It has been serving the greater New Orleans community for more than 40 years. Their efforts after Hurricane Katrina were recognized by two of the largest national Hispanic associations in the country: the National Council of La Raza and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. 
 
Language of Media: English, Spanish

Ethnicity of Audience: Hispanic/Latin American
 
Coverage: Greater New Orleans Community

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KGLA AM Radio Tropicale Caliente 1540/ WHMM Ch 42
3521 Industry Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tele : 504-347-1540
Web : http://www.tropical1540.com/  

Media Type: Broadcast (Radio)
 
Language of Media: Spanish

Ethnicity of Audience: Hispanic/Latin American

Contact: Ernesto Schweikert (tropical1540@gmail.com)  

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KKNO
980 Avenue A
Marrero, LA 70072
Tele : (504) 347-7775
Fax : (504) 347-7440
Web : http://www.kkno750am.com/index.html  

Media Type: Broadcast (Radio)
 
Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

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KMEZ-FM
201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 201
New Orleans, LA 70170
Tele : 504-581-7002
Web : http://www.oldschool1067.com/

Media Type: Broadcast (Radio)
 
Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Contacts: Toni Skipper, Media, E-mail: toni.skipper@citcomm.com
               Ken Jones, Host of Urban News Network, ken.jones@citcomm.com

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KMJJ-99.7 FM
270 Plaza Loop
Bossier City, LA 71111
Tele : (318) 549-8500
Web : http://www.997kmjj.com/

Media Type: Broadcast (Radio)

KMJJ is a radio station with an urban contemporary format broadcasting in Shreveport, Louisiana and the "Ark-La-Tex." Broadcasting on 99.7 FM, the station is owned by Cumulus Media and is headquartered at the Louisiana Boardwalk shopping center in Bossier City. Since the late-1990's, it has gained competition from KDKS and KBTT; it gained format companionship in 2004 when KVMA took to the air. KMJJ is the syndicated home of the Doug Banks Morning Show. 

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Contacts:

Jay Tek
Brand Manager/Program Director
jay.tek@cumulus.com
318-549-8500

Debbe Bush
Business Manager
debbe.bush@cumulus.com
318-549-8514

Gary Robinson
News/Promotions Director
gary.robinson@cumulus.com
318-549-8577

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L

Louisiana Black Publishers Association
Contact
Tele: 318-443-7664
Web: http://www.louisianablackpublishers.com/index.html


Louisiana Weekly
P.O. Box 8628
New Orleans, LA 70182
Tele : 504-282-3705
Fax : 504-282-3773
Web : http://www.louisianaweekly.com/

Media Type: Print (Broadsheet newspaper)

Economic, social and scientific "new information" from business, culture, and the natural and social sciences.

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Editor: Renette Hall, E-mail: info@louisianaweekly.com, Phone: 504-282-3705 ext. 18

Year Founded: 1925

Circulation: 25,000

Coverage Area: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Houma, Thibodaux, Franklin and other minor townships

Cost of Publication: Paid

Frequency of Publication: Weekly

Day published: Monday 

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MONROE DISPATCH
2301 Desiard St., P. O. Drawer 4823
Monroe, LA 71211
Tele : 318-387-3001

Web: http://themonroedispatch.com/  

Media Type: Print (Newspaper)

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Publisher: Frank Detiege

Editor: Irma Hall Detiege

Frequency of publication: Weekly

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MONROE FREE PRESS
PO Box 4717
Monroe, LA 71211
Tele : 318-388-1310
Web : http://www.monroefreepress.com/

Media Type: Print (Broadsheet newspaper)

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Publisher/Owner: Roosevelt Wright, E-mail: rooseveltwright@prodigy.net, Phone: 318-388-1310

Year Founded: 1969

Circulation: 42,000

Coverage Area: Monroe

Method of Distribution: Subscription

Cost of Publication: Paid

Frequency of Publication: Weekly

Day published: Thursday

Audited: No

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NEW ORLEANS BLACK
1050 South Jefferson Davis Parkway, Sutie 109
New Orleans, LA 70125
Tele : 504-304-3355
Fax : 504-304-3354
Web : http://www.neworleansblack.com/ 

Media Type: Online, Print Magazine

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

CEO and Founder: Anthony Patton, E-mail: anthony@ebonetworks.com, phone: (504) 304-3355

Circulation: 21,000

Frequency of Publication: Monthly

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NEW ORLEANS TRIBUNE
2317 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
Tele : (504) 945-0772
Web : http://www.neworleanstribune.com/

Media Type: Print (Newspaper)

Dr. Louis Charles Roundanez founded The New Orleans Tribune in 1864. The modern Tribune is part of a publishing legacy that began 141 years ago, when Roudanez published the first Black daily newspaper in the United States. The Tribune is always dedicated to social justice and civil rights for all Louisiana citizens.The McKennas in 1985 started the modern Tribune, in part to honor Louis Charles Roudanez' amazing journalistic legacy.
 
Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Publisher: Beverly McKenna, E-mail: beverlymckenna@mckennapublishing.com

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NOSOTROS MAGAZINE
107 East Park Place
New Orleans, LA 70124
Tele : (504) 483-8202
Fax : (504) 483-2022
Web : http://www.revistanosotros.com/   

Media Type: Print Magazine

This magazine has a goal to inspire local Latinos to take ownership of their community. This publication has achieved this by redefining what being Latino means through "enlightening articles and images."

Language of Media: English Spanish

Ethnicity of Audience: Hispanic/Latin American

President/CEO: Karla San Martin, E-mail: karla@smhdesign.com

Circulation: 10,000

Method of Distribution: News stand & Subscription

Frequency of Publication: Monthly

Coverage: New Orleans and Metairie

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SHREVEPORT SUN
P.O. Box 38357
Shreveport, LA 71133
Tele: 318-631-6222 

Media Type: Print (Broadsheet newspaper)

It is a weekly newspaper serving the African-American community in Shreveport and surrounding areas in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. 

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Editor: Sonya Landry, E-mail: sunweekly@aol.com, Phone: 318-631-6222

Year Founded: 1920

Circulation: 10,000

Coverage Area: LA-Shreveport

Method of Distribution: News stand & Subscription

Cost of Publication: Paid

Frequency of Publication: Weekly

Day published: Thursday

Audited: Yes

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THE DRUM
118 Sotuh 19th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Tele:
(225) 387-0222

Media Type: Print (Newspaper)
 
Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Publisher: Eddie Ponds, E-mail: thedrumnewspaper@gmail.com, Phone: 225-387-0222

Frequency of Publication: 2 times/month

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THE REAL VIEWS
PO Box 921
Natchitoches, LA 71458
Tele : 318-356-0771
Web : http://www.therealviews.com/

Media Type: Online newspaper and magazine (available in hard copy)

The goal of this publication is to provide a place for news and a forum for those who seek to communicate with others across religious, cultural and racial groups. This online magazine provides some local news and features of different regions of Louisiana. But it has more focus on central Louisiana, emphasizing the Natchitoches to Alexandria region. The online magazine is updated bimonthly while online newspaper is updated daily. The hard copy of newspaper/magazine is published bimonthly and available at different locations from Natchitoches to Alexandria.

Ethnicity of Audience: Multicultural

Publisher: Randy Stelly, E-mail: randystelly@therealviews.com, Phone: 318-356-0771

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U

URBAN LEADER

4025 N. 38th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Tele : 504-355-3775
Fax : 504-AN1007355-3775

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

Frequency of Publication: Weekly

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VIET RADIO
P.O. Box 29245
New Orleans, LA 70189
Tele : (504) 258-8044

Media Type: Broadcast (Radio)

Language of Media: Vietnamese

Ethnicity of Audience: Asian (Vietnamese)

Contact: Vuong Ky Son, E-mail: vuongkyson@yahoo.com, Phone: (504) 258-8044

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VIETNAMESE INITIATIVES IN ECONOMIC TRAINING
4655 Michoud Bvld, Suite 17
New Orleans, LA 70129
Tele : (504) 255-0400
Web : http://www.vietno.org/

Media Type: Online

This online publication of the Vietnamese Initiative is intended to help growing Vietnamese community in New Orleans to integrate with mainstream culture of the United States.

Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: Asian (Vietnamese)

Executive Director: Cyndi Nguyen, E-mail: vietno@nextel.blackberry.net, Phone: 504-255-0400

Year Founded: 2002

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VOCERO USA MAGAZINE
4323 Division Street Suite 102
Metairie, LA 70002
Tele : 504-520-9167, 305-401-0200
fax: 504-889-6675
Web: http://www.vocerousamagazine.com/indexNO.php

Media Type: Online Magazine

Vocero News is a Hispanic owned-and-operated publication targeting Hispanic communities throughout the Gulf Coast region and surrounding states.

Affiliation: The Mendez Group, LLC

Language of Media: Spanish

Ethnicity of Audience: Hispanic/Latin American

CEO/Publisher/Editor: Elsie Mendez,
E-mail: info@vocerousamagazine.com

Year Founded: 2002 

Circulation: 15,000 (Readership: 75,000+, Online readership: 30,000+, E-mail subscriber: 15,000)

Coverage Area: LA-Slidell, N.O. Metro Area, Northshore, Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, La Place, Houma; MS-Gulf Coast; AL

Frequency of Publication: Fortnightly

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WFNO-AM La FABULOSA 830
111 VETERANS BLVD, 18th Floor
Metairie, LA 70005
Web :

Media Type: Broadcast (Radio)

The New Orleans Hispanic Network has combined radio station WFNO - LaFabulosa 830am with website NewOrleansHispanic.com. This radio reports on issues of importance to the local Hispanic community and delivers a quality entertainment product.

Language of Media: Spanish

Ethnicity of Audience: Hispanic/Latin American

Contacts:

Yadira Hernandez
General Manager
yhernandez@mcmediallc.com
(504) 830-7224

Eduardo Courtade
Program Director
ecourtade@mcmediallc.com
504-830-7245

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WHISPERING WIND
P.O. Box 1390, Department 3
Folsom, LA 70437
Tele : 985-796-5433
Fax : 985-796-9236
Web: www.whisperingwind.com  
E-mail:
info@whisperingwind.com  


Media Type: Print (Magazine)

Whispering Wind features articles on the crafts and traditional culture of American Indians, book and music reviews, historical photographs, and event announcements. It focuses on the material culture (arts and crafts) of American Indians.
 
Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: Native American

Affiliation: Written Heritage, Inc.

Year Founded: 1967

Circulation: 8,000

Coverage Area: National

Method of Distribution: Subscription

Cost of Publication: Paid

Frequency of Publication: 6 times/year

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WQUE-FM
929 Howard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
Tele : (504) 679-7300
Web : http://www.q93.com/main.html 

Media Type: Broadcast (Radio)
 
Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

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WWOZ
1008 N. Peters
New Orleans, LA 70116
Tele : 504-568-1239
Web : http://wwozstreettalk.blogspot.com/ 

Media Type: Broadcast (Radio)

WWOZ Street Talk is a "cultural news service" in association with WWOZ-90.7 FM. It is also known as New Orleans' award-winning jazz and heritage radio station. Their blog provides news on the rebuilding of New Orleans' musical culture after Hurricane Katrina. 
 
Language of Media: English

Ethnicity of Audience: African American

General Manager: David Freedman

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Source: All the information for this directory is taken from the National Ethnic Media Directory of New America Media (NAM).


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