United Press International (UPI)

Last updated on August 3rd, 2021 at 02:49 pm

United Press International (UPI) - Least Biased - Not Liberal (Left) -Not Conservative (Right) - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate UPI Least Biased based on neutral wording and story selection. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: News Agency
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1907, United Press International (UPI) is an international news agency whose newswires, photos, news films, and audio services provided news material to thousands of newspapers, magazines, radio, and television stations during the 20th century. According to their about page, “United Press International is a leading provider of news, photos, and information to millions of readers around the globe via UPI.com and its licensing services.”

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Funded by / Ownership

UPI is owned by News World Communications, founded in New York City, in 1976, by Unification movement founder and leader Sun Myung Moon. Revenue is generated through advertising as well as the licensing of articles and photos.

Analysis / Bias

In review, UPI is similar to Reuters and the AP, but on a smaller scale. Articles typically use neutral language such as this Saudi Arabia cuts oil output after Houthi drone attack. This story is properly sourced back to CNN and the Wall Street Journal. In general, story selection is neutral and low-biased. For example, when covering President Trump, they do not offer opinions but rather report the facts, Trump, Netanyahu discuss mutual defense treaty ahead of Israel elections. They also do not publish editorials.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date

Overall, we rate UPI Least Biased based on neutral wording and story selection. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/29/2016) Updated (08/03/2021)

Source: https://www.upi.com

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