1941: UP provides the first news reports of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
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United Press offered the first teletypesetter (TTS) service, enabling news papers to automatically set and justify type from wire transmissions
UP provides the first news reports of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
UP launches the first all-sports wire.
The U.S. Supreme Court decides to reverse AP's historic policy of exclusive franchises, which requires the AP to serve all who could pay market price. This forces UP to divert resources into covering regional and state news which means losses of revenue and greater competition with the AP.
UP is first to report the outbreak of the Korean War.
United Press offers the first teletypesetter (TTS) service, enabling news papers to automatically set and justify type from wire transmissions.
United Press acquires Acme News Pictures from Scripps, re-names it United Press Newspictures.
United Press launches the first international television news film service.
United Press names Al Kuettner to lead its coverage of the civil rights struggle of blacks in the South. Asked by an Atlanta radio station for his point of view on integration, Kuettner replied: "I work for United Press. I have no point of view." Over the next decades, UP, and later UPI, is praised for its aggressive, comprehensive and balanced reporting on civil rights.
Pulitzer Prize - Russell Jones wins for international reporting for his 1956 coverage of the Hungarian revolution.
United Press merges with the International News Service on May 24, becoming UPI.
UPI launches the UPI Audio Network, the first wire service radio network.
Pulitzer Prize photo by Andrew Lopez of a Batista soldier executed by Castro's firing squad in Cuba.