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About Us

The American Press is the flagship newspaper of the Shearman Corporation, which also owns newspapers in Hobbs, N.M., and Trinidad, Colo.

Timeline

1895 - 1910: Two publications: The Daily American and The Lake Charles Daily Press

1910 - 1912: The Lake Charles Daily American-Press

1912 - 1931: The Lake Charles American-Press

1912 - 1944: The Lake Charles Weekly American-Press

1931 - 1998: The Lake Charles American Press

1998 - present: The American Press

Hours of Operation

Business Office: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

News Department: 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Monday - Friday

Circulation Department: 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

Contact Us

Mainline: 337-433-3000

Advertising: 337-433-3000

Circulation: 337-494-4040, circulation@americanpress.com

Newsroom: 337-494-4080, news@americanpress.com

Photography: 337-494-4077, rhickman@americanpress.com

Obituaries: 337-494-4039, obits@americanpress.com

Sports: 337-494-4069, sports@americanpress.com

Website: 337-494-4067, webmaster@americanpress.com

Departments

Advertising Manager, Karen Cole: 337-494-4095, majoraccountsales@americanpress.com

Business Manager, Anita Tinsley: 337-494-4058, atinsley@americanpress.com

Circulation Director, Ava Yellott: 337-494-4018, ayellott@americanpress.com

Executive Editor, Crystal Stevenson: 337-494-4083, cstevenson@americanpress.com

Production Director, Gordon Clark: 337-494-4055, gclark@americanpress.com

Internships

We hire college students and recent graduates each semester for internships. Please contact the appropriate department for more information.

Careers

We are always looking for bright and enthusiastic individuals to add to our American Press team. For career inquires please email a resume to careers@americanpress.com.

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