The Daily Recorder Now Part of Universal Information Services

April 1, 2017

Universal Information Services Acquires Broadcast Monitoring from The Daily Recorder

Omaha, NE –
Universal Information Services has purchased the broadcast news monitoring assets from The Daily Recorder in Albany, New York.

This purchase includes news monitoring clients and clip fulfillment for Albany and statewide New York. For clients of The Daily Recorder,  Universal Information Services expands your ability to monitor all news for local, state, and nationwide issues.

“We are very excited about the new clients we will be serving in New York, in addition to our clients around the world,” said Todd Murphy, Universal Information Services Vice President. “We thank Mark Verdile, owner of The Daily Recorder, for wanting Universal to carry on the high standards he has set for the service under his ownership.” The news monitoring and analysis services provided by Universal will now give this market access to comprehensive media monitoring and PR measurement insights through our media analysis team.

As a privately held and family owned company, Universal Information Services is celebrating its 109th year of innovation and continues to grow through acquisitions and innovation. The ownership has not ruled out additional acquisitions in 2017 and 2018.

“Although we’re over 100 years old, I make sure we operate with the innovation of a start-up organization,” Murphy said. “We call this the art of the restart, ensuring we remain relevant and diversified at all times. Very few monitoring services of our age are still considered leaders in the industry.”

For more information please contact Jean Saucier at or call (630) 922-3474. She is specifically assigned to helping Daily Recorder clients through this transition.

About Universal Information Services
Universal Information Services is a nationwide service that specializes in news monitoring and public relations measurement services. Founded in 1908, Universal serves clients worldwide and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. James L Murphy is President of the corporation. Formerly named Universal Press Clipping Bureau, the name changed in 1998 to better reflect all media monitoring and analysis services created by Universal Information Services. Universal provides the complete cycle of PR services: Media Contacts/Releasing, Media Monitoring, PR Measurement & Insights. Our comprehensive media monitoring services include:


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After many years as the leader in news monitoring for New York agencies and the Albany area, I have decided to sell my service to Todd Murphy at Universal Information Services.  I have worked with Todd and his team for more than 20 years and have an especially high regard for his character and organization.

-Mark Verdile, Owner


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