Various Stories About UPI and its Struggles


(Last updated: Monday, June 12, 2017)



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Editor & Publisher undated column (some time prior to
1972) by ex-Unipresser Dan Bowman on the demise of
UPI version of cabelese (Courtesy of Marty McReynolds)


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Charter Media's Proposed Purchase of UPI


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June 12, 1982, New York Times Opinion Piece on UPI's Sale 


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The Tennessean on Ruhe and Geissler in 1982 - Part I


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The Tennessean on Ruhe and Geissler in 1982 - Part II


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The Cincinnati Post Comments on UPI in 1982


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'UPI Clients Pleased About New Ownership' (1982)


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1983 Washington Journalism Review Piece on Ruhe/Geissler


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Editor & Publisher December 1983 Story on UPI Strategy


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February 1984 Presstime Items on UPI


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USA Today February 1984 Story on UPI's 'Comeback'


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1984 Washington Post Story on Relocation of UPI Headquarters


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'UPI Management Shakeup Told'


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The Tennessean on Reuters' Proposed Purchase of UPI


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1985 New York Times Story on UPI Status


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1985 Christian Science Monitor Story on UPI's Bankruptcy


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Columbia Journalism Review on UPI - 1985


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'How Scripps Got Rid of a Hot Potato - 1985


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Seattle Times on Mexican Owner


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'He's a Man of Flair and Mystery'


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May 1986 Houston Post Story on UPI's Sale


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June 1986 Houston Post Story on UPI's Sale


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1985 E&P Piece on FNN Bid for UPI


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1985 E&P Piece on Mario Vazquez-Rana


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1985 E&P Piece on Mario Vazquez-Rana -- Look at His Mexican Operation


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July 12, 1986, Los Angeles Times Piece on Client Unrest Over Mexican Ownership of UPI


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1986 Washington Post Story on The New York Times Dropping UPI

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'UPI Selects Its New Top Editors'

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'Was There UPI Hit List'

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1987 Washington Post Story on UPI's Struggle to Survive

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Milt Benjamin's 1987 Take on 'New" UPI

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'Unsecured UPI Creditors Still Awaiting Payment' (E&P 1987)

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'UPI Makes New Move Into Canada' (E&P 1987)

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'UPI SIgns Deal WIth USIA' (E&P 1987)

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'Top Three UPI Editors Quit' (E&P 1987)

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'Wire Service Guild Mulls Next Move at UPI' (E&P 1987)

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1987 Story on New UPI Team

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'New UPI Editors Take Control' (E&P 1987)

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'Rival Bidders Tour UPI Facilities' (E&P 1987)

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'UPI Reorganizes Again' (E&P 1987)

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'Hood Resigns as UPI Vice President' (E&P 1987)

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'UPI Ultimatum' (E&P 1987)

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NYT Story on FNN's Purchase of UPI in 1988

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'Look at UPI's Finances' (E&P 1988)

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'UPI's New Management Meets News Execs' (E&P 1988)

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'Who Has Right to Buy UPI?' (E&P 1988)

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New UPI Management Raps Vazquez Rana - 1988

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'UPI Accused of Age Discrimination' (E&P 1988)

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'UPI Sports Editor to Join Inquirer' (E&P 1988)

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'UPI Failed to Make Insurance Payments' (E&P 1988)

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'UPI Hopes to Get More with Less' (E&P 1988)

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'Two Top UPI Executives Leave' (E&P 1988)

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'UPI in Latin America' (E&P 1988)

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'UPI Has Strong Latin Clientele' (E&P 1988)

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'Wire Service Guild, UPI Agree to Pact' (E&P 1988)

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'UPI Scraps Pyxys' (E&P 1989)

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'UPI Expects Profit in 1989'

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'Changing Direction for UPI' (E&P 1989)

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'UPI Halts Pension Plan Payments' (E&P 1989)

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'Another UPI Reorganization' (E&P 1989)

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'UPI to Branch Out' (E&P 1989)

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'Infotech Now Owns UPI' (E&P 1989)

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'UPI Shakes Up Sales Staff' (E&P 1989)

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UPI Broadcast Executives Named in 1989

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UPI to Test Satellite Transmissions to Europe

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PRNewswire Release on Sale of Infotech/FNN

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'UPI's Day of Reckoning Draws Near'(E&P 1990)

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UPI Still in Business (E&P, November 1990) 

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1991 AP Story on UPI Cutting Severance to Ex-Staffers

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Experiences of One Unipresser During 1991 Bankruptcy - Part I

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Experiences of One Unipresser During 1991 Bankruptcy - Part II

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Experiences of One Unipresser During 1991 Bankruptcy - Part III

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1991 AP Story on Closing of UPI Broadcast Operation in HX

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AP Story on 1991 Layoffs

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1991 AP Story Warning UPI May Go Under

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1991 Reuters Report on Guild Givebacks

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1991 AP Story on UPI's Attempt to Sell Radio Network

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Coaches' Football Poll Taken from UPI

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UPI Says It'll Do Its Own Football Poll

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1992 AP Story on UPI's Effort to Sell News by the Story

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1992 Washington Post Takeout on UPI

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PR NewsWire On  New UPI Story Retrieval Service

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1992 Chicago Tribune Story on UPI on Auction block

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1992 Reuters Story on UPI Auction

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1992 Reuters Story on Pat Robertson and UPI

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1992 AP Story on Pat Robertson's Bid for UPI

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1992 AP Story on Pat Robertson's Bailout

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Institute for First Amendment Studies on Robertson Bid

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1992 AP Follow on Pat Robertson's Bailout

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Former NBC Executive Part of Group Interested in UPI Bid

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1992 Dow Jones Report on Efforts to Turn UPI Into Cooperative

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1992 AP Follow on MBC Bid for UPI

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1992 AP Follow on Completion of MBC's Purchase of UPI

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1992 Dow Jones Report on MBC Plan for UPI

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PR Newswire Report on Naming of Regional Editors in 1993

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PR Newswire Report on Acquisition of UPI Computers in 1993

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PR Newswire Report Announces UPI's Hiring of New CEO

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1995 AP Story on Indictment of Earl Brian

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'UPI Looks for Way Out of Massive Debt'

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1998 Forbes.com Piece on UPI

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'UPI Plans  to Thrive in 350 Words or Less', Reports NYT

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James Adams 1997 Interview with Radio World

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July 2, 1999, Story by AFP on UPI's Future

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July/August 1999 Quill Magazine Story on UPI's Future

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UPI to Sell Radio Unit

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Reuters Report on UPI Radio Sale

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AP Report on UPI Radio Sale

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UPI Press Release on Sale of Radio Service

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Los Angeles Times Editorial on Sale of Radio Service

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'Farewell, UPI.  We Are Going to Miss You'

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American Journalism Review on New UPI President/CEO

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Springfield Journal Register on 1999 Closing of Springfield, Ill., Bureau

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American Journalism Review on Closing of Chester Wire in 1999

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1999 New York Post on UPI Sale

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1999 Reuters Story on UPI Sale

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'Bids Fly Fast and Furious for UPI' (E&P 1999)

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'The Wire That Wouldn't Die'

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Cox News on UPI Sale to Moonies

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View of Sale by Ex-Moonie
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Editor & Publisher on Sale of UPI

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OJR on UPI

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Brill's Content on UPI (April 2001)


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Stories on 2002 Reunion of 1960s UPI Civil Rights Era Veterans

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E&P on UPI's June 2003 Layoffs



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Al Benn's 2/21/00 Story in Montgomery Advertiser on Bob Lowry's UPI site



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Benn's add to 2/21/00 Story in Advertiser on Lowry's UPI site




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Unipresser Al Benn Writes About his 40th Year in Journalism (2014)

--- <<<<< Jeri Clausing's New York Times Piece on UPI Listserv


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