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 at 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 from all spheres such as sports, entertainment, health, world news etc. However with the decline in newspaper publication because of the increased rise in popularity of news on the television, United Press proceeded 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 significant change in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were numerous changes that were incorporated in the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the arena of domestic and international news making its foray in the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. Additionally, it aimed to get to a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but also in Arabic and Spanish too.
In addition to this alteration of format United Press started 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 location for establishing their headquarters as 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 that 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 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 active website called upi.com. This website carries a very wide reach and it has a web-based audience which is growing really fast. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this site each month and they have been seeing a consistent surge of these numbers.
The reason for this escalating reader base could be attributed to the wide range of products that this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis along with 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 every of these 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.