Expansion of United Press from a modest news agency to one that addresses 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 in the same league as some of the most prominent and successful news agencies including 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 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 improvement in the fortunes of United Press International.

Following the incorporation of this news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been a number of changes that 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 into the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. Additionally, it aimed to get to a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but in Arabic and Spanish as well.

In addition to this alteration of format United Press began to expand globally and established offices in countries such as London, Beirut, Santiago, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul with its headquarters tucked away in Washington D.C. They chose Washington as the area for establishing their headquarters as this state was the hub of all the policy making organizations regardless of them being government bodies or non government bodies. It is due to the exhaustive, in dept, comprehensive and qualitative information this news agency provides that it has achieved the status of becoming one of the leading providers of important information to a number of organizations such as media units, business houses and a lot of 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 it has an online audience that is growing really fast. It has been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this site each month and they’ve been seeing a consistent surge of these numbers.

The reason behind this escalating reader base can be attributed to the wide range of products that this news agency offers in 2 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 each of these divisions. Apart from offering case specific information, the United Press news agency also has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.