Top talker: Lou Ureneck on Boston Globe sale

February 25th, 2013

ureneck_louThe New York Times recently announced that it was putting the publications of the New England Media Group up for sale. Included in the group are The Boston Globe, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, and their related websites. The move is yet another sign of the impact the Internet is having on  the traditional media landscape.

Boston University’s College of Communication journalism professor Lou Ureneck is a former deputy managing director of The Philadelphia Inquirer. He weighs in on the sale and future of The Boston Globe:

Staff braces again as Globe on block (Boston Herald)
“I’m sure all the previous parties will at least take a look. It’s an organ­ization that is not on life 
support, and as a consequence, there will be an 
interested buyer.”

Potential Globe suitors may include local investors (Boston Globe)
“I think there is a successful and profitable future for the Globe, but it’s going to be a slow and painstaking process.”

What’s The Boston Globe worth? (NECN)
“For a prospective buyer, there’s a lot to like about the Globe as a business, and definitely as a news organization. The Globe is a going concern, it’s a profitable business, it has a distinguished brand.”

Contact Ureneck at 617-353-4095;

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