The West Side Journal is the only newspaper dedicated exclusively to serving the people of West Baton Rouge Parish. We encourage you to submit content for our Lifestyle section so we can feature the people and events that are important to you. Please submit Lifestyle content by emailing information and photos to

What's Lifestyles?

This section is dedicated to promoting people, places, and events important to people's lifestyles in West Baton Rouge Parish. We encourage readers to submit: Club news Events and fundraising opportunities Milestone birthdays Notable accomplishments And much more! Please include the who, what, when, where and how as well as contact information so we can get in touch if we have additional questions. Milestone birthday submissions must be submitted by noon Monday for inclusion in that week's newspaper. They should include: Name of the person How long they have been a resident of West Baton Rouge Birthdate Information about

Opinion Section

What is an Op-Ed? An op-ed may be many things - Commentary on local news and events, reflections, explanatory essays, open letters and much more. We’re happy to run just about anything well-written with a fact-based viewpoint we believe the residents of West Baton Rouge will find worthy of their reading. Personal or explanatory essays, commentary on news events, reflections on cultural trends and more are all welcome. We’re interested in anything well-written with a fact-based viewpoint we believe readers will find worthwhile.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

If you have an event you'd like to list on the site, submit it now!

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!