United Press is actually 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 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 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 went on the road 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 significant change in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of the news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there were numerous changes which were incorporated in the format of the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past 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 reach a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but also in Arabic and Spanish as well.
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 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 number of organizations like 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 carries a very wide reach and it has an online audience which is growing at a fast rate. It has 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 ever increasing reader base could be assigned 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. Aside 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 every of those divisions. Apart 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.