Times-Picayune to open Baton Rouge bureau

The Times-Picayune says it will have print and online Baton Rouge editions by the end of the year, with Carlos Sanchez serving as Baton Rouge managing editor. “We are hiring Baton Rouge-based reporters in the areas of politics, entertainment, local news and high school and college sports,” says Times-Picayune editor Jim Amoss.

The Baton Rouge Advocate announced in July that it’s launching a New Orleans edition. It’s been hiring former Times-Picayune staffers for the expansion. Just yesterday, the Advocate said that it’s hired the Times-Picayune’s classified advertising director.

* NOLA Media Group will open Baton Rouge office (nola.com)