In 2008, UPI launched its global training division (then named UPIU), as a mentoring and publication platform for journalists in the US and around the world. The division initially worked with university journalism students and expanded to mentor freelancers with the goals of building skills, incorporating new voices in its content stream, and raising professional standards worldwide. UPI Next is now implementing sophisticated content analysis, program assessment and audience metrics to offer a solid measure of impact. See our website for more information.