Lou Ureneck

Lou Ureneck is a professor of journalism at Boston University. He spent twenty years at Maine’s Portland Press Herald, where he rose from reporter to editor, was an editor-in-residence at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, and was page-one editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His work has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Field & Stream.

Author Articles

“Cabin: Two Brothers, a Dream and Five Acres in Maine”

UNTIL THE BEGINNING of the last century, the East Coast was a thriving and interconnected string of bays, inlets and estuaries that were nurseries for the ocean’s fishes and wintering shelters for ducks and shorebirds beyond counting. The marshes and broad mucky fields of rushes and reeds were home to mink, muskrat, raccoon, fox and deer. The tides in...

“On the River”

INSIDE THE SMALL CIRCLE of our tent, I listened to the rain that had blown in from the Bering Sea and the whisper of my son's breathing as he slept beside me. We were camped on a gravel bar that shouldered the Kanektok River on the western face of Alaska. The storm that was lashing our tent had begun as a typhoon northeast of Japan, traveled across the...