Entire New Orleans Times-Picayune staff laid off in sale

A competitor that purchased The New Orleans Times-Picayune laid off the newspaper's entire staff. 

The New York Post reported Friday that a total of 161 workers lost their jobs, including 65 reporters and editors, citing a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed with the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

The owners of The New Orleans Advocate, John and Dathel Georges, purchased The Times-Picayune from Advance Local. Advance Local is part of the same corporation that owns Condé Nast. 

The Advocate will publish a daily paper using the names of both brands beginning in June and will merge their websites under NOLA.com. 

Times-Picayune staffers mourned the layoffs on Twitter.