United Press is a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a hundred years. Established in 1907, this news agency was in the same league as some of the most prominent and successful news agencies such as Reuters and Associated Press. The primary 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 elevated rise in popularity of news on the television, United Press proceeded 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 brought about 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 were numerous changes that were incorporated within the format in 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. It also aimed to get to a wider audience and also hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but also in Arabic and Spanish as well.
Along with this change in format United Press began to expand globally and established offices in countries including 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 the policy making organizations irrespective 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 major 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 website has a very wide reach and it has an online audience that 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 in these numbers.
The reason for 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 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 each of those 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.