The Times
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorMisty Castile
Headquarters401 Market Street
Shreveport, Louisiana, US

The Times is a Gannett daily newspaper based in Shreveport, Louisiana. Its distribution area includes 12 parishes in Northwest Louisiana and three counties in East Texas. Its coverage focuses on issues affecting the Shreveport-Bossier market, and includes investigative reporting, community news, arts and entertainment, government, education, sports, business, and religion, along with local opinion/commentary. Its website provides news updates, videos, photo galleries, forums, blogs, event calendars, entertainment, classifieds, contests, databases, and a regional search engine. Local news content produced by The Times is available on the website at no charge for seven days.


Advertisement for Shreveport Times, 1902
Advertisement for Shreveport Times, 1902

From 1895 to 1991, The Times had competition from the afternoon Monday-Saturday daily, the since defunct Shreveport Journal. The papers were later printed at the same 222 Lake Street address and shared opposite sides of the building, but were entirely separate and independent of the other. Publisher Charles T. Beaird, effective March 30, 1991, closed the Shreveport Journal for financial reasons stemming from sharply reduced circulation.[1] Thereafter, the page opposite the editorial page of The Times, commonly called the op-ed page, was reserved as "The Journal Page" for editorial comment until December 31, 1999.

Beginning in October 2017, The Times was no longer locally published because the distribution center in Shreveport closed to reduce production and labor costs. The Times instead is printed at another Gannett publication, the Longview News-Journal in Longview, Texas, a commute of 65 miles one-way. The Monroe News-Star, which had been published in Shreveport, is printed at the Jackson Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi. The change is not expected to impact delivery schedules.[2]

Community interaction

Shreveport Times office building on Lake Street in Shreveport
Shreveport Times office building on Lake Street in Shreveport

The Times sponsors political debates, economic summits, forums, leadership awards, and other community-oriented initiatives. It also provides community support through Gannett Foundation grants and community partnerships. For more than 30 years, The Times' "Joy Fund" has provided funds to charitable organizations during the holidays through donations provided by readers, with funds exceeding $100,000 annually. In addition, The Times presents the regional Spelling Bee and supports local events including the Red River Revel, Mudbug Madness, the State Fair of Louisiana, and Boutique de Noel. Support is also provided to the Shreveport Symphony, the Opera Guild, Sci-Port, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Alliance for Education, American Red Cross, Shreveport Green, Community Renewal, Providence House, and United Way of Northwest Louisiana.


Publications and websites

Current and former staffers

See also


  1. ^ "Shreveport Journal ends publication after 96 years:, Minden Press-Herald', March 31, 1991, p. 1.
  2. ^ "News-Star to move printing to Jackson," Monroe News-Star, August 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "Badge of Dishonor: George D'Artois and his alleged murder plot against Jim Leslie". KTBS-TV. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Teddy Allen (September 26, 2004). "Henry McEachern; chief photographer of Shreveport Times". The Shreveport Times. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Obituary of Dr. Jesse Dale Thorn, May 14, 2014". Ouachita Citizen. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  6. ^ "Misty Castile named editor at the Shreveport Times". The Times (Shreveport). Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  7. ^ "H. M. "Mutt" Fowler". The Shreveport Times. Retrieved September 20, 2014.