United Press is actually a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a hundred years. Established in 1907, this news agency was in precisely 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 from all spheres such as sports, entertainment, health, world news etc. Though with the decline in newspaper publication because of the increased rise in popularity of news on the television, United Press went on 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 significant improvement in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been numerous changes that were incorporated within the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond 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 reach a wider audience and also hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but also in Arabic and Spanish too.
In addition to this change in format United Press began to expand globally and established offices in countries such as 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 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 because of the exhaustive, in dept, comprehensive and qualitative information that this news agency provides that it has achieved the status of becoming one of the major providers of critical information to a number 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 has a very wide reach and has a web-based audience that is growing at a fast rate. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this site each month and they’ve been seeing a consistent surge of these numbers.
The reason for 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 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 has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all the news sources.