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 primary 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 way of the company News World Communication and this activity brought about a substantial change in the fortunes of United Press International.
After the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were a number of changes which were incorporated in the format of the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the arena of domestic and international news and made its foray into 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 as well.
In addition to this alteration of format United Press started 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 as 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 critical information to a variety of organizations such as 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 carries a very wide reach and it has an online audience which is growing really fast. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this site each month and they have been seeing a consistent surge of these numbers.
The reason for this escalating reader base can be assigned to the massive amount products which this news agency offers in two 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 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.