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 precisely the same league as many 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 proceeded the path 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 substantial improvement in the fortunes of United Press International.
After the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been numerous 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 into 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 as well.
In addition to this alteration of 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 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 due to the exhaustive, in dept, comprehensive and qualitative information that 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 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 has a very wide reach and it has a web-based audience which is growing at a fast rate. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this site every 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 that this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis along with the other that of news briefs. Apart 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. Aside 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.