Growth of United Press from a small news agency to one that covers numerous fields

United Press is a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a century. Established in 1907, this news agency was in the same league as many of the most prominent and successful news agencies such as Reuters and Associated Press. The primary publication of the United Press was its afternoon newspapers which were very comprehensive and carried information from all spheres such as sports, entertainment, health, world news etc. Though with the decline in newspaper publication because of the elevated rise in popularity of news on the television, United Press went on the road of decline. However, from the year 2000, this news agency was bought over by the company News World Communication and this activity brought about a significant change in the fortunes of United Press International.

Following the incorporation of the news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were a number of changes which were incorporated in the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past the realm of domestic and international news and made its foray in the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. Additionally, it aimed to reach a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but in Arabic and Spanish too.

In addition to this alteration of format United Press started to expand globally and established offices in countries including London, Beirut, Santiago, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul having its headquarters tucked away in Washington D.C. They chose Washington as the location for establishing their headquarters as this state was the hub of all the policy making organizations irrespective of them being government bodies or non government bodies. It is because of the exhaustive, in dept, comprehensive and qualitative information this news agency provides that it has achieved the status to become one of the major providers of important information to a variety of organizations like media units, business houses and several government organizations.

The news content and stories are published on a daily basis on their own active website called upi.com. This website carries a very wide reach and has an online audience which is growing at a fast rate. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this site each month and they have been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.

The reason behind this ever increasing reader base can be assigned to the wide range of products that this news agency offers in two formats; one that of news analysis along with the other that of news briefs. Aside from this in addition they function as a sports news agency, a business news agency, a science and health news agency etc, providing detailed reports and sector analysis of every of these divisions. Aside from offering case specific information, the United Press news agency has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.