Expansion of United Press from a modest news agency to one that covers numerous areas

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

Following the incorporation of the news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been a number of changes that were incorporated within the format of the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the realm of domestic and international news making its foray in the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. It also aimed to get to a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but in Arabic and Spanish too.

Along with this change in 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 simply because this state was the hub of all of the policy making organizations irrespective of them being government bodies or non government bodies. It is due to the exhaustive, in dept, comprehensive and qualitative information that this news agency provides that it has achieved the status of becoming one of the leading providers of critical information to a number of organizations like media units, business houses and several government organizations.

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

The reason for this ever increasing reader base could be assigned to the wide range of products that this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis and 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 classical news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.