The Courier
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherClarice Touhey
EditorKeith Magill
Headquarters3030 Barrow Street
Houma, Louisiana 70361
Former Houma Courier building
Former Houma Courier building

The Houma Courier is a newspaper published daily in Houma, Louisiana, United States, covering Terrebonne Parish.[1][2][3] It was owned by Halifax Media Group until 2015, when In 2015, Halifax was acquired by GateHouse Media.[4][5] It is sometimes simply referred to as The Courier. The paper is published by Clarice Touhey, the paper's first female Publisher. The paper's Executive Editor is Keith Magill. The paper was founded in 1878 as Le Courrier de Houma by French-born Lafayette Bernard Filhucan Bazet. It first published in four-page, half-French half-English editions.

The Courier has a daily circulation of 19,700 and a Sunday circulation of 22,100. Its online edition, Houma Today, was launched in May 1999.

The Courier won the Louisiana Press Association's Newspaper of the Year award in various categories in 2017.[2][6]

See also


  1. ^ "About the Courier". Houma Courier. December 22, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-22.
  2. ^ a b "LPA Job Bank". Louisiana Press Association. January 26, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-22.
  3. ^ "NYTRNG Newspapers". The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2007-12-19.
  4. ^ New Media Announces Agreement to Acquire Halifax Media Group for $280.0 Million Archived 2016-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Halifax Media purchases 16 newspapers Archived 2012-01-09 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Better Newspaper, Free Circulation and Special Interest Editorial Competition, Student Newspaper Competition, and Individual Competition Results" (PDF). Louisiana Press Association. April 14, 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-22.