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John Georges, The Advocate (2017)




Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-01-11

Duration: 00:28:29

Subjects: GEORGES, JOHN | Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) | Journalism | Newspapers


  • Georges, John Speaker


A speech by John Georges before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on January 11, 2017. Georges is the co-owner of “The Advocate” newspaper, which is headquartered in Baton Rouge. He discusses: The Advocate’s role in covering the last three years of statewide elections and the major events of 2016; their new office building and printing facility in Baton Rouge; the future of the newspaper; the state of the newspaper industry around the country; and fake news. He also answers questions from the audience.