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 the same league as many of the most prominent and successful news agencies including Reuters and Associated Press. The primary publication of the United Press was its afternoon newspapers that 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 elevated popularity of news on the television, United Press proceeded 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.
After the incorporation of the news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been numerous changes which were incorporated within the format in 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. Additionally, it aimed to get to a wider audience and also hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but in Arabic and Spanish too.
Along with this change in format United Press started to expand globally and established offices in countries such as 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 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 number of organizations such as media units, business houses and several government organizations.
The news content and stories are published on a daily basis on their active website called upi.com. This website carries a very wide reach and has an online audience which is growing at a fast rate. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this website each month and they’ve been seeing a consistent surge of these numbers.
The reason for this escalating reader base can be attributed 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 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. 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 of the news sources.