Lori Hope wrote essays, radio commentaries and articles for local and national publications and news and information programs. She was published in Newsweek (a “My Turn” feature), which was reprinted in a college English textbook that includes essays by Nelson Mandela, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Dave Barry. One of her essays is included in Voices of Lung Cancer, (available on Kindle as well as in print), with writings by Deborah Morosini, MD, sister of Dana Reeve, and “Law & Order’s” S. Epatha Merkerson.
Hope wrote for iVillage, Cure magazine, and numerous other media, and was a commentator for a nationally syndicated public radio show. She wrote a column about filmmakers, restaurateurs, and authors, and profiled successful women in commerce, journalism, the nonprofit community, and the arts and sciences for Bay Area BusinessWoman, where she worked as associate editor, managing editor, and, finally, editor-in-chief. She also wrote editors notes that often dealt with social and environmental issues.
In addition, Hope wrote and produced more than 20 documentaries and hundreds of medical reports for television.
Hope was an editor, columnist, and writer for CarePages.com and EverydayHEALTH, where she shared insights and stories about how to support people with cancer or who were suffering from other diseases or conditions. Her blog, “What Helps, What Hurts, What Heals,” was the most highly-visited professional blog on CarePages.com
With a background in philosophy and anthropology, Hope loved explored the meaning and purpose of community, as well as ethical issues, but also delighted in finding the humor in seemingly hopeless situations.
She enjoyed writing op-eds and marketing materials for nonprofit organizations and socially responsible businesses. Her clients included Give Something Back Business Products (http://www.givesomethingback.com) , the Berkeley Writer’s Room Project, Alzheimers Services of the East Bay (http://www.aseb.org) and the Center for AIDS Services (http://www.thecenteroakland.org).