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 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 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 increased popularity of news on the television, United Press went on the path of decline. However, by the year 2000, this news agency was bought over by the company News World Communication and this activity contributed to a substantial change in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of this news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been a number of changes that were incorporated within the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past the arena of domestic and international news making its foray in 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 also 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 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 the policy making organizations irrespective of them being government bodies or non government bodies. It is because of 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 important 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 active website called upi.com. This excellent website carries a very wide reach and has a web-based audience which is growing really fast. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this website every month and they have been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason for 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 and the other that of news briefs. Aside 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 also has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.