Introducing The New Orleans Advocate

Beginning today, we’re making The New Orleans Advocate more entertaining and easier to read.

The first thing we’ve changed is our name as we continue to build a unique daily newspaper for New Orleans area readers. Readers have told us they want a newspaper that is as distinct as New Orleans, and we’ve responded, adding to our roster the city’s best-known investigative reporters — including Pulitzer Prize winners — and well known names like Steven Forster, James Gill and Stephanie Grace. This week, Nell Nolan joins the team. And there is more to come.

We also have a new section, called EatPlayLive, designed to help you keep up to date on the latest trends in health, entertainment, homes and lifestyles.

On Mondays, EatPlayLive will focus on healthy living; Thursdays will feature The Advocate’s popular food coverage; Fridays will bring you the hottest bands and movies; and Saturdays will be devoted to showing off the homes and gardens that make New Orleans so unique.

Despite all of these changes, some things will remain the same: EatPlayLive will include all of the features that previously appeared in our pages, from comics and puzzles to TV listings and your horoscope.

We’ve redesigned our section fronts to make them bolder and more colorful. And we’ve added new headline typefaces that should make our pages easier to read.

We hope you like these changes, and we’re anxious to hear suggestions.

Reach out to us at (504) 636-7430 or at theadvocatefeedback@theadvocate.com.