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 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 that 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 rise in popularity of news on the television, United Press proceeded the road of decline. However, by 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 the news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there were numerous changes that were incorporated within the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the arena of domestic and international news making 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 as well.
In addition to 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 area 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 this news agency provides that it has achieved the status of becoming one of the leading providers of important 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 active website called upi.com. This excellent website carries a very wide reach and it has an online audience that is growing really fast. It has been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this website each month and they’ve been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason behind this escalating reader base could be attributed to the wide range of products which 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. Apart 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 the news sources.