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 including 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. Though with the decline in newspaper publication because of the increased popularity of news on the television, United Press went on the path of decline. However, by the year 2000, this news agency was bought over by the company News World Communication and this activity contributed to a substantial improvement in the fortunes of United Press International.
After the incorporation of the news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been numerous changes that were incorporated in the format of the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the arena of domestic and international news making its foray into 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 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 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 of becoming one of the major providers of critical information to a number of organizations such as media units, business houses and a lot of 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 it has an online 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 in these numbers.
The reason for this escalating reader base can be attributed to the wide range of products which this news agency offers in two formats; one that of news analysis along with 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 those divisions. Apart from offering case specific information, the United Press news agency has on offer a classical news format called News track that collates information from all the news sources.