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 some of the most prominent and successful news agencies such as 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 significant change in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of the news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been a number of changes that were incorporated within the format of 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 change in format United Press began to expand globally and established offices in countries including London, Beirut, Santiago, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul having its headquarters tucked away in Washington D.C. They chose Washington as the area for establishing their headquarters simply because 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 this news agency provides that it has achieved the status of becoming one of the leading providers of critical information to a variety of organizations like 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 excellent website has a very wide reach and it has a web-based audience which is growing at a fast rate. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this website every month and they have been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason behind this ever increasing reader base can be assigned to the wide range of products which this news agency offers in two formats; one that of news analysis and the other that of news briefs. Aside 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 each 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.