United Press is 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 some 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 which 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 elevated rise in 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 contributed to a significant improvement in the fortunes of United Press International.
After the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been numerous changes that were incorporated within the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past the realm of domestic and international news and made its foray into 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 in Arabic and Spanish as well.
Along with this change in 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 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 major providers of important information to a number of organizations like 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 excellent website carries a very wide reach and has a web-based audience that 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 of these numbers.
The reason behind this escalating reader base can be attributed to the wide range of products that this news agency offers in two formats; one that of news analysis along with 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 those divisions. Apart 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 the news sources.