2004: Mark Benjamin wins Clapper Award for his stories on sick U.S. Soldiers returning from Iraq
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UPI re-opened its Beirut bureau in 2004 as the hub for the Arabic News Service, allowing for more direct coverage of the major issues coming from the Middle East in Arabic.
UPI develops and launches a multilingual editorial and distribution system, known as "Bernini," used by all UPI offices around the globe.
UPI re-launches its UPI LatAm service to once again provide Spanish-language content focusing on the affairs of Latin America, the United States and the world.
UPI focuses its English-language content into two products: short NewsTrack items on current news, and longer Perspectives items providing analysis, commentary and in-depth reports on significant issues.
Brassey's Inc. publishes "The Iraq War, as witnessed by the correspondents and photographers of United Press International," edited by Martin Walker.
UPI re-opens its Beirut bureau as the hub for the Arabic News Service, allowing for more direct coverage of the major issues coming from the Middle East in Arabic.
Capital Books Inc. publishes the "UPI Stylebook & Guide to Newswriting," fourth edition, edited by Bruce Cook and Harold Martin.
Investigative reporter Mark Benjamin receives a Clapper award and the American Legion's top journalism award for his stories on problems encountered by sick U.S. soldiers, particularly reservists and National Guard troops, returning from Iraq.
UPI celebrates its 100th year.
UPI headquarters moves to 1133 19th St., Washington, DC