United Press is actually 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 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 that 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 elevated popularity of news on the television, United Press proceeded the road of decline. However, from the year 2000, this news agency was bought over by the company News World Communication and this activity brought about a significant improvement in the fortunes of United Press International.
After the incorporation of the news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been numerous changes that were incorporated within the format of the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the arena of domestic and international news and made its foray into the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. It also aimed to reach a wider audience and also hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but also in Arabic and Spanish too.
In addition to this alteration of format United Press started to expand globally and established offices in countries including 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 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 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 active website called upi.com. This excellent website carries a very wide reach and has an online audience that is growing really fast. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this website every month and they’ve been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason for this ever increasing reader base could be attributed to the massive amount products which this news agency offers in 2 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 also has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.