Bad News for Newspapers

In Boston, the news about newspapers is not so good. Both The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald are undergoing changes aimed at boosting circulation and profits. To that end, both papers have recently announced buyouts and layoffs. This week, the Globe detailed some of its plans, while the Herald announced that its minority ownership was up for sale.

To look at what this means for Boston, one of the last two-daily town's in the nation, Bob Oakes speaks with Lou Ureneck, professor of business and economic journalism at Boston University. He was previously deputy managing editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer and editor of The Portland Press Herald in Maine.

This program aired on October 21, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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