News World Communications
News World Communications is, according to a note on the UPI website, "a global media company publishing newspapers and magazines in more than 20 countries and in four languages, acquired United Press International in May 2000." News World Communications is owned by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church. According to an article by Alan Freedman in the Columbia Journalism Review, each member of the board is also a member of the church.
"The Company's flagship newspaper, the Washington Times, was founded in 1982 and has gained a reputation for hard-hitting investigative reporting and thorough coverage of politics and policy. News World also publishes Insight, The World & I, and Washington Golf Monthly magazines. Tiempos del Mundo is a Spanish-language newspaper published in 18 cities throughout the Americas. The Middle East Times, Segye Times and Sekai Nippo are newspapers published in the Middle East, Korea and Japan respectively", the UPI media release stated.
News World announced on April 16, 2004 that they would stop printing Insight on the News, The World & I, and the New York City edition of Noticias del Mundo. This would result in firing 86 people (of a total of 1,200 employees worldwide): all 31 people working at The World & I with 10,000 subscribers, 17 of the 22 employees at the biweekly Insight on the News with 30,000 subscribers, and 38 people working for Noticias del Mundo, a Spanish-language newspaper in New York City. A small staff would stay on to maintain the 'Insight' and 'World & I' web sites.
- Chung Hwan Kwak, President and Chairman (also President of UPI )
- Keith Cooperrider, Vice President & CFO
- Diana Banister, Public Relations
3600 New York Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
- News World Communications Profile, Hoovers, accessed December 2007.
- Allan Freedman, "Washington's Other Paper: Is the time right for the Times?", Columbia Journalism Review, March/April 1995.
- United Press International, "UPI Announces New Editorial Management Team", November 10, 2003
- Chris Baker, "News World changes made," The Washington Times, April 17, 2004
- Keith J. Kelly, "Noticias to close; Moonies axing 86," New York Post, April 20, 2004
- Annys Shin, "News World Layoffs To Idle 86 Workers," Washington Post, May 3, 2004