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 at precisely the same league as some 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 which were very comprehensive and carried information of 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, from 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 the news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been a number of changes that were incorporated in the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the realm of domestic and international news and made its foray in the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. It also aimed to get to a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but in Arabic and Spanish too.
In addition to 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 with its headquarters tucked away in Washington D.C. They chose Washington as the area 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 because of 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 variety of organizations such as media units, business houses and several government organizations.
The news content and stories are published on a daily basis on their own active website called upi.com. This website carries a very wide reach and it 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 have been seeing a consistent surge of these numbers.
The reason behind this escalating reader base could be attributed to the massive amount products which this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis along with the other that of news briefs. Aside 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 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.