The major daily newspaper is the The Times-Picayune, publishing since 1837. Weekly publications include The Louisiana Weekly and Gambit Weekly.[45] Also in wide circulation is the Clarion Herald, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Greater New Orleans is the 54th largest Designated Market Area (DMA) in the U.S., serving 566,960 homes.[46] Major television network affiliates serving the area include:

* 4 WWL (CBS)
* 6 WDSU (NBC)
* 8 WVUE (Fox)

* 12 WYES (PBS)
* 20 WHNO (LeSEA)
* 26 WGNO (ABC)
* 32 WLAE (PBS)

* 38 WNOL (The CW)
* 42 KGLA (The TLMD)
* 49 WPXL (ION)
* 54 WUPL (My Network TV)

WWOZ, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station, broadcasts 24 hours per day of jazz, blues, Zydeco, and New Orleans music at 90.7 FM and at Two radio stations that were influential in promoting New Orleans-based bands and singers were 50,000-watt WNOE-AM (1060) and 10,000-watt WTIX-AM (690). These two stations competed head-to-head from the late 1950s to the late 1970s.

WTUL , local college radio station, broadcasts a wide array of programming,including classical music, reggae, jazz, showtunes, indie rock, electronic music, and even news programming from DemocracyNow. WTUL is listener supported and non-commercial. The disc jockeys are volunteers, many of them college students.

See also: List of radio stations in Louisiana (New Orleans area)

Louisiana's film and television tax credits have spurred some growth in the television industry, although to a lesser degree than in the film industry. K-Ville, a cop drama series set in post-Katrina New Orleans, aired on the Fox Network in 2007.