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WSJ known for concise and elegant writing

August 1, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Boston University journalism professor Lou Ureneck writes in Wednesday’s Boston Globe how he requires his students to read The Wall Street Journal because of the writing.

Ureneck wrote, “Each fall, I open my graduate class in business and economics reporting Lou Ureneckby telling students that I will require them to read the Wall Street Journal. I ask them to read the paper carefully, noting its concise and elegant writing, informed stories, and incisive and intelligent use of the facts.

“I remind them that it’s not only government that requires the confidence of people to function. Financial markets also require the confidence of the people, and a key element of that trust comes from skeptical and often aggressive coverage of business and the power people behind our economy.

“None of us knows what Mr. Murdoch will do with the Journal. But we can hope that his smart and savvy business instincts will keep him from degrading an institution that is an asset to the nation.”

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