United Press is a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a century. Established in 1907, this news agency was in precisely the same league as many 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. However with the decline in newspaper publication because of the increased rise in popularity of news on the television, United Press went on the path 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 substantial change in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been a number of 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 in the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. Additionally, it aimed to reach a wider audience and also hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but in Arabic and Spanish too.
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 location 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 that this news agency provides that it has achieved the status of becoming one of the leading providers of important information to a variety of organizations like media units, business houses and several 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 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 for this escalating reader base could be attributed 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. 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 has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all the news sources.