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 including Reuters and Associated Press. The primary publication of the United Press was its afternoon newspapers that 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 rise in 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 way of the company News World Communication and this activity brought about a substantial change 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 which were incorporated within the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the arena of domestic and international news and made its foray into the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. It also aimed to reach a wider audience and also 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 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 simply because this state was the hub of all the policy making organizations irrespective of them being government bodies or non government bodies. It is due to 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 critical information to a variety of organizations such as media units, business houses and several government organizations.
The news content and stories are published each day on their own active website called upi.com. This website has a very wide reach and has a web-based audience which is growing really fast. It has been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this website each month and they’ve been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason behind this ever increasing 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 these divisions. Aside from offering case specific information, the United Press news agency also has on offer a classical news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.