Growth of United Press originating from a modest news agency to one that addresses a vast number of fields

United Press is actually a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a hundred years. Established in 1907, this news agency was in precisely the same league as some of the most prominent and successful news agencies including Reuters and Associated Press. The chief 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 increased 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 substantial change in the fortunes of United Press International.

After the incorporation of this news agency within 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. It also aimed to get to a wider audience and also hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but in Arabic and Spanish as well.

Along with this alteration of format United Press started 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 location 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 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 leading providers of important information to a number 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 excellent website has a very wide reach and has an online audience which is growing really fast. It has been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this site every month and they have been seeing a consistent surge of these numbers.

The reason for 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 along with the other that of news briefs. Apart 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.