It was just a year ago that I voiced concern regarding New Orleans’ loss of its daily newspaper. I was not sure that John Georges’ plan for a New Orleans daily would be able to capture the unique spirit of our great city.

As we approach the end of 2014’s summer, I must compliment the entire staff at The Advocate and the leadership of its owners for giving us a very good newspaper. I read the print edition every day, and I enjoy the digital edition when I travel. The news is timely and accurate and the opinion page is well-balanced. Walt Handelsman’s wonderful political cartoons are refreshing and among the best in the nation.

The photojournalists do a great job, and the Sunday edition is superb. As a foodie, I particularly like the Eat, Play, Live section, and since I am an older adult, I hope that Pickles will soon have daily availability. The sports section has never been better.

All in all, you’re doing a great job. Keep up the good work. I’m proud to declare The Advocate as my new daily.

Edward L. Soll


New Orleans