Expansion of United Press originating from a small news agency to one that covers a vast number of areas
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 chief publication of the United Press was its afternoon newspapers which were very comprehensive and carried information of all spheres such as sports, entertainment, health, world news etc. Though with the decline in newspaper publication because of the increased 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.
After the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were numerous changes which were incorporated within 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. 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 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 of the policy making organizations regardless of them being government bodies or non government bodies. It is because of the exhaustive, in dept, comprehensive and qualitative information that this news agency provides that it has achieved the status of becoming one of the major providers of important information to a variety of organizations such as 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 excellent website has a very wide reach and it has an online audience which is growing really fast. 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 attributed to the massive amount 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 those divisions. Apart 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.