The United Daily News Group
Founded in 1951, the United Daily News Group (UDN Group) has chronicled news and history made each day for more than 60 years. Looking forward, the UDN Group continues to devote to digital convergence for sustainable operation of its journalistic endeavors, aiming to make Taiwan a better place.
On September 16, 1951, the Min-Zu News (The People’s News), Quan-Min Daily (All Citizen’s Daily) and Jing-Ji Times (Economic Times) merged into a United Edition, which was the predecessor of the United Daily News (UDN). Circulation at the time was 12,000 copies, and by 1986 the number had topped 1.5 million, making UDN Taiwan’s largest newspaper that year.
Now Taiwan’s largest privately-operated Chinese-language newspaper group, the UDN Group publishes the United Daily News, Economic Daily News, United Evening News, the Upaper (serving Taipei mass rapid transit commuters) and the World Journal, with editions published in North America and South-East Asia.
The UDN Group aspires to be not just newspapers to Taiwan and Chinese-speaking readers around the world, but more of news media that provides content and information on various devices spanning newspapers, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and other devices that may appear in the future. Readers and users are also encouraged to express their own views and share contents on UDN Group’s multiple platforms.
The udn.com website for many years has continued to be Taiwan’s most popular news web portal that provides the finest news contents. UDN Group spearheaded experiments in Taiwan’s media industry with multi-media narratives centered on infographics and data journalism.
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the UDN Group initiated the Vision Project in 2011 and re-defined its role as “Shaping Influence and Instigating Change.” With efforts to bring about constructive social changes via reporting and actions, the Vision Project to date has carried out many large-scale news projects with continual follow-up on further development of the reported issues. We believe that the Vision Project goes beyond reporting the news, and pertains to the sense of responsibility and attitude that the media should hold.
As has been the case for more than six decades, we look forward to being able to represent opinions of all walks of life while providing new viewpoints from public and private sector leaderships. The UDN Group has brought about positive changes to Taiwan, and will strive to make Taiwan an even better place!
The UDN Group has mapped out a multi-faceted enterprise blueprint based on its core foundation in the media, including education, health, culture & creativity, e-commerce, events, and much more. Please refer to “Enterprise Footprint” for more details on UDN Group’s auxiliary businesses.