Lou Ureneck

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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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  • 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 […]

  • Red Sox Owner Buys Boston Globe Newspaper: Five Things You Should Know

    August 6, 2013

    International Business Times Lou Ureneck, College of Communication John W. Henry, the private equity billionaire businessman and principal owner of The Boston Red Sox baseball club, has agreed to purchase the Boston Globe newspaper (as well as the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and some other assets) for $70 million… View full article

  • From Boston hero to goat, billionaire John Henry takes on Globe challenge

    August 5, 2013

    Reuters Lou Ureneck, College of Communication As recently as five years ago, billionaire John Henry, could do no wrong in Boston, but since then the image of the man who agreed to buy the Boston Globe on Saturday has taken a beating… Expert quote: “The first thing to note is that he paid more for […]

  • Analysts warn about conflict of interest

    August 4, 2013

    Boston Herald Lou Ureneck, College of Communication The Boston Globe will face serious conflict-of-interest questions on its sports page now that Red Sox owner John Henry is the new baron of the Hub broadsheet, experts say… Expert quote: “He’s part of a sports empire, and like anyone who reads the Globe, I’m worried about what […]

  • What’s The Boston Globe worth?

    February 22, 2013

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  • Potential Globe suitors may include local investors

    February 22, 2013

    Boston Globe (subscription required) Lou Ureneck, College of Communication As news of The New York Times Co.’s plans to sell The Boston Globe filtered through media and investor circles Thursday, speculation mounted about would-be buyers for New England’s largest newspaper… Expert quote: “I think there is a successful and profitable future for the Globe, but […]

  • Staff braces again as Globe on block

    February 21, 2013

    Boston Herald Lou Ureneck, College of Communication The worst kept secret in town — that The Boston Globe is up for sale — 
became official yesterday when the paper’s New York owners publicly put it back on the block in a move that set off wild speculation about who will buy the beleaguered broadsheet and […]

  • 11-year Globe editor Martin Baron to depart

    November 14, 2012

    Boston Globe Lou Ureneck, College of Communication Martin Baron , the editor of The Boston Globe who led the news organization as it won six Pulitzer Prizes over the past decade, will become executive editor of The Washington Post in January, both papers said Tuesday… View article

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