The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette)
Lafayette Daily Advertiser building
The Daily Advertiser is a Gannett daily newspaper based in Lafayette, the fourth largest city in Louisiana. The Daily Advertiser covers international, national, state, and local news in the six parishes of Lafayette, Acadia, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion. The publication circulates 28,400 copies on weekdays. Its ranks 234 out of 1,410 newspapers in the United States. The circulation area is approximately 27 percent nonwhite; the nonwhite employees of the newspaper totaled approximately 17 percent in 2005.
Louisiana journalist Robert Angers (1919-1988) worked at times for the Daily Advertiser, including his ultimate position as business editor from 1985 until his death. In 1968, he founded Acadiana Profile magazine in Lafayette and from 1950-1965 edited and published the Franklin Banner-Tribune in Franklin, the seat of St. Mary Parish.
In 1998, The Daily Advertiser bought the local alternative weekly, the Times of Acadiana.
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