United Press is a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a century. 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 which were very comprehensive and carried information of 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 proceeded 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 improvement in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were a number of changes which were incorporated within the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past the realm of domestic and international news making its foray in the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. Additionally, it aimed to reach a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but also in Arabic and Spanish too.
Along with this change in format United Press started 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 regardless 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 to become 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 excellent website has 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 website every month and they’ve been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason behind this escalating reader base can be assigned 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 these divisions. Apart 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 the news sources.