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 from all spheres such as sports, entertainment, health, world news etc. Though with the decline in newspaper publication because of the increased rise in popularity of news on the television, United Press proceeded the path of decline. However, by the year 2000, this news agency was bought over by the company News World Communication and this activity contributed to a substantial 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 a number of changes which 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. Additionally, it aimed to get to a wider audience and 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 began 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 location for establishing their headquarters as 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 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 own active website called upi.com. This excellent website has a very wide reach and has a web-based 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 for this escalating reader base can be assigned to the wide range of products that 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 every of those divisions. Aside from offering case specific information, the United Press news agency has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.