United Press is a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a hundred years. Established in 1907, this news agency was at precisely the same league as some of the most prominent and successful news agencies including 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 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 brought about a significant improvement in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of this news agency within 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 past the arena of domestic and international news and made 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.
Along with this alteration of 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 this news agency provides that it has achieved the status to become one of the major providers of critical 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 active website called upi.com. This website has a very wide reach and it has an online audience which is growing really fast. It has been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this website every month and they’ve 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 2 formats; one that of news analysis and 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 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.