United Press is a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a century. Established in 1907, this news agency was at 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 from all spheres such as sports, entertainment, health, world news etc. However with the decline in newspaper publication because of the elevated 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 change in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were 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 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 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 having 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 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 to become one of the leading providers of critical information to a variety of organizations such as media units, business houses and a lot of government organizations.
The news content and stories are published each day on their own active website called upi.com. This website has a very wide reach and it has an online audience that is growing at a fast rate. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this website each month and they have been seeing a consistent surge of these numbers.
The reason behind this ever increasing reader base could be attributed to the massive amount products that this news agency offers in two formats; one that of news analysis and 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.