Lou Ureneck

Professor, Journalism

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BA, University of New Hampshire

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Lou Ureneck is the author of “Backcast,” which won the National Outdoor Book Award in 2007. His most recent book, “Cabin,” was published in the fall of 2011 by Viking Press. A former Nieman fellow, Ureneck was the deputy managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, in charge of the paper’s front page and nightly news operation.… Read more

Lou Ureneck is the author of “Backcast,” which won the National Outdoor Book Award in 2007. His most recent book, “Cabin,” was published in the fall of 2011 by Viking Press. A former Nieman fellow, Ureneck was the deputy managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, in charge of the paper’s front page and nightly news operation. His writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times and the Boston Globe. 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 recently returned from Kiev, where he taught at the National University’s prestigious Mohyla Academy under a Fulbright grant.

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  • Massachusetts papers in $3.3B Deal

    February 22, 2017

    Boston Herald Lou Ureneck, College of Communication The fate of more than 100 Massachusetts newspapers might be tangled up in a $3.3 billion corporate deal between Tokyo’s SoftBank and New York private equity firm Fortress Investment Group — but media experts say the grand strokes of the deal are not expected to affect newsrooms or […]

  • ‘Is there a more glorious place on earth than this?’

    August 26, 2016

    The Boston Globe By Lou Ureneck, College of Communication I made my first trip to Maine’s north woods when I was 15… View full article

  • Journalism experts doubt effect of Boston Globe’s fake anti-Trump front page

    April 11, 2016

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Lou Ureneck, College of Communication Chris Daly, College of Communication The Boston Globe may have attracted attention and generated buzz with its satirical “Donald Trump’s America” front page Sunday, but journalism experts are skeptical that it accomplished the editorial goals the paper set out to achieve… Expert quote: Ureneck: “This is the kind […]

  • Professor Voices — Major BBC overhaul will cut costs (and jobs)

    February 16, 2016

    Many news outlets are now reporting that the British Broadcasting Company is set to undergo a major overhaul in the coming months. Lord Hall, the BBC’s director-general, is expected to announce that the BBC will merge its television and radio divisions. Experts predict this move will save the broadcasting company millions, but will terminate a number of jobs in the […]

  • WGBH to acquire GlobalPost, merge part of news team with PRI

    September 25, 2015

    Boston Globe Lou Ureneck, College of Communication When Philip S. Balboni launched GlobalPost in 2009, he made a bold bet that the international digital news service could eventually thrive as a for-profit company… Expert quote: “Advertising is a commodity on the Internet, so advertising is not going to pay the bills, and you have to […]

  • Why stock market reporting should be treated with caution

    August 25, 2015

    Columbia Journalism Review Lou Ureneck, College of Communication US stock markets sank, bobbed upward, and ultimately sank again on Monday, in what many financial journalists and Wall Street bigwigs described as a “wild ride” worthy of the history books.. Expert quote: “It’s really important for reporters to convey to their readers that the market can be a […]

  • Boston magazine unveils Chinese-language edition

    August 7, 2015

    Boston Globe (subscription required) Lou Ureneck, College of Communication The bosses at Boston magazine have clearly been reading their own headlines… Expert quote: “From my own experience, I have many Chinese students who often come from affluent families, and those families often buy real estate here for the students. Boston magazine is making an astute […]

  • Newspaper giant buyer unlikely to be big chain

    September 13, 2014

    Boston Herald Lou Ureneck, College of Communication Newspaper behemoth Digital First Media’s announcement yesterday that it’s exploring the sale of its publications, which include 16 Bay State papers, came as little surprise to industry analysts, who say any buyer will most likely be someone with deep pockets, rather than a traditional newspaper company… Expert quote: […]

  • Youth in search of economic justice

    February 22, 2014

    Boston Globe (subscription required) By Lou Ureneck, College of Communication Ukrainians are not dying on the streets of Kiev because of disappointment with a rejected trade agreement. The protests are the powerful and spontaneous reaction of a beleaguered people who want a better government, economy, and life — and much of the energy for the […]

  • Declines in Trust, Revenues Force Sales and Spinoffs of Newspapers

    August 7, 2013

    The New American Lou Ureneck, College of Communication The back-to-back announcements of the sale of the Boston Globe to Boston billionaire John Henry and the sale of the Washington Post to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos earlier this week continue to track the shrinkage of the newspaper business that has been going on for more than a […]

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