United Press is a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a century. Established in 1907, this news agency was in precisely 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 that 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 elevated popularity of news on the television, United Press went on the road 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 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 that were incorporated in the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the arena 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 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 including 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 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 because of the exhaustive, in dept, comprehensive and qualitative information this news agency provides that it has achieved the status to become one of the major providers of important information to a variety of organizations such as media units, business houses and a lot of government organizations.
The news content and stories are published on a daily basis on their own active website called upi.com. This website has a very wide reach and it has a web-based 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 of these numbers.
The reason behind 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 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 those divisions. Apart 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.