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 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 rise in popularity of news on the television, United Press went on the road of decline. However, by the year 2000, this news agency was bought over by the company News World Communication and this activity brought about a substantial change in the fortunes of United Press International.
After the incorporation of this news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been a number of changes which were incorporated in the format in 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 also hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but also in Arabic and Spanish too.
Along with this alteration of 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 as this state was the hub of all of the policy making organizations regardless of them being government bodies or non government bodies. It is due to the exhaustive, in dept, comprehensive and qualitative information that this news agency provides that it has achieved the status of becoming one of the major 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 each day on their active website called upi.com. This website carries a very wide reach and has an online audience which is growing really fast. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this site 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 that this news agency offers in two formats; one that of news analysis along with the other that of news briefs. Aside 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 each of these divisions. Apart from offering case specific information, the United Press news agency also has on offer a classical news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.