Years ago, Ancestry had a wonderful newspaper database that was included in your subscription price. Then some bean counter told Ancestry to spin that database into a separate subscription service because people would pay extra for it. The bean counter was right.
I subscribe to Genealogy Bank and Newspapers.com. I’m not thrilled about the monthly cost, but I do use them. However, I would much rather donate money to a university digital project that makes historic newspapers free to all.
With that in mind, I came across a fantastic list of which historic newspapers in Louisiana are available for free. Enjoy: https://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/louisiana-online-historical-newspapers-summary#.YEj-t7CSmUk