• Title Professor, Journalism
  • Office 200
  • Education BA, University of New Hampshire

Lou Ureneck is the author of three books including most recently, Smyrna, September 1922 (Ecco/HarperCollins). The book tells the story of the last violent episode of the modern era’s first genocide. His other books include Cabin (Viking) and Backcast (St. Martin’s), a winner of the 2007 National Outdoor Book Award. The award cited the book as “a work of outdoor literature of the highest order.” A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he also served as editor in residence, Ureneck was the deputy managing editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, in charge of the paper’s front page and nightly news operation and editor in chief of the Portland (Maine) Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram. His writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times and the Boston Globe. Among his work for the Times was a yearlong multi-media blog called “From the Ground Up.” Ureneck’s work includes the development of two websites that were named among the best in the nation and a study of newspaper economics for the Nieman Foundation titled “The Business of News.” He has taught at the National University’s prestigious Mohyla Academy in Kiev, under a Fulbright grant, and at the Kyiv School of Economics. He also has been inducted into the Maine Journalism Hall of Fame.

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MS in Journalism