Urner Wochenblatt: Mathias Fürst becomes editor-in-chief

The Urner Wochenblatt, or UW for short, is getting a new editor-in-chief. Mathias Fürst will take over as editor-in-chief of the twice-weekly newspaper from January 2022. He has been working as an editor for the medium since 2013. At the same time, there will be a reorganization on the editorial board.

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The board of directors and management have appointed 41-year-old Mathias Fürst from Altdorf as the new UW editor-in-chief, Gisler 1843 AG announced on Friday. It is the publisher of the newspaper. Fürst succeeds Markus Arnold, who moved to the Daetwyler Foundation after around ten years as editor-in-chief.

Mathias Fürst studied geography, contemporary history and political science and holds a higher teaching qualification. He also completed diploma training as a journalist at the Media Training Center (Maz) in Lucerne.

Stefan Arnold remains deputy editor-in-chief. The Uri media company used the change to realign the editorial team. In the future, the editor-in-chief will work more closely with the management. Elisa Hipp will now be responsible for newspaper supplements. Martina Tresch-Regli, winner of the Uri Media Prize 2021, returns to the newsroom on a part-time basis as a page-turner.

The Uri Weekly has a circulation of around 9500 copies and, according to its own information, is the largest newspaper in the canton of Uri. It is published in printed form on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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