Bay State Banner shutting down

Unless an angel investor steps forward, the Bay State Banner – Boston’s only newspaper exclusively covering the African-American community since 1965 – will fold after tomorrow’s edition.  College of Communication Professor Lou Ureneck, the Journalism Department chair and authority on the business of newspapers, says the whole industry is in trouble and ethnic-niche papers are particularly vulnerable in this recession.

Contact Lou Ureneck, 617-353-4095, lureneck@bu.edu

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