Growth of United Press originating from a modest 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 at precisely 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 of 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 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 under the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been numerous changes which were incorporated within the format in 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. Additionally, it aimed to reach a wider audience and also hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but also 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 of 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 critical information to a number of organizations such as media units, business houses and several government organizations.
The news content and stories are published each day on their active website called upi.com. This website has a very wide reach and it has an online audience that is growing at a fast rate. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this site every month and they have been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason behind this escalating reader base can be assigned to the massive amount products that this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis and the other that of news briefs. Apart from this they also 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 those divisions. Aside 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 the news sources.