United Press is actually 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 chief 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. Though with the decline in newspaper publication because of the elevated 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 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 the news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there were a number of changes which were incorporated in the format of the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the realm of domestic and international news and made its foray into the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. Additionally, it aimed to reach a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but also 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 area 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 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 like 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 carries 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 website each month and they’ve been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason for this escalating reader base can be attributed to the wide range of products which this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis and 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 also has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.