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 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 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, from the year 2000, this news agency was bought over by the company News World Communication and this activity contributed to a significant change in the fortunes of United Press International.
After the incorporation of the news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were a number of changes that were incorporated within the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past the arena of domestic and international news making its foray into the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. It also aimed to reach 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 having 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 irrespective 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 to become one of the leading providers of important information to a number of organizations such as 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 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 behind this escalating reader base could 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 those 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 the news sources.