Known Ouachita Parish Newspapers

I decided to make a list of all known newspapers that were published in Ouachita Parish.  It is by NO means a comprehensive list.  Some have no surviving issues, some only have one, and some have over a century of surviving issues!  I tried to put them in rough chronological order from the first in 1823 (the Louisianian) to the most recent.  Some changed owners/publishers and changed names or varied their names through the years so that was noted too.  Enjoy!

Louisianian (1822 – 1824)

Washita Gazette (1825 – ?)

The New Moon (1832 – ?)

The Weekly Messenger and Ouachitta General Advertiser (1836 – )

Ouachita Standard 1839 – ?)

Ouachita Banner (1839 – ?)

The Monroe Olive Branch (1840 – ?)

Courier (1842 – ?)

Old Chief (1848 – ?)

Louisiana American (1849 – ?)

Ouachita Gazette (1849 – ?)

The Ouachita Register (1851 –

The Louisiana Intelligencer/Monroe Intelligencer/Intelligencer (1861 – 1880?)

Monroe Intelligencer (1865 – ?)

Weekly Telegraph/Daily Telegraph/ Ouachita Telegraph (1865 – 1889) Combined with the Bulletin.

Louisiana Farmer (1871 – 1873)

Equal Rights (1872 – ?)

Monroe Observer (1877 – 1878)

Daily Electric Letter (1877 – 1878)

Monroe Bulletin (1880 – 1889) Combines with the Ouachita Telegraph.

West Monroe Union

Ouachita Democrat (1887 – ?

The Telegraph-Bulletin (1890 –

The Monroe Times

West Monroe Plowboy (1891 –

The Calhoun Echo (1894? –

Evening News (1892 –

The Morning Herald (1895 –

Daily Signal (1897 –

Monroe Daily Star (1897 –

The Monroe News

The Daily Independent (1911 –

The News-Star/ Weekly News-Star/News-Star World (1909 to present)

The Daily Commercial (1915 – ?)

West Monroe Herald (? – 1920)

Ouachita Valley News (1920 – ?)

The Ouachita Citizen (1925 – present)

Monroe Morning World (1929 – 1980)

Monroe Morning Post

The Southern Broadcast

Monroe Times State News

Monroe News Leader

Rapping Black

Monroe Free Press/Black Free Press (1973 – present)

Monroe Dispatch (1975 – present)

Your Community News

North Ouachita Weekly News

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