United Press is actually a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a century. Established in 1907, this news agency was in the same league as many of the most prominent and successful news agencies such as Reuters and Associated Press. The chief 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. However 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 the company News World Communication and this activity brought about a substantial change in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were a number of changes that were incorporated within the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past the realm 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 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 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 area 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 of becoming one of the leading 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 own active website called upi.com. This website has a very wide reach and it has a web-based audience that is growing really fast. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this site every month and they have been seeing a consistent surge of these numbers.
The reason for this escalating reader base could be attributed to the massive amount products which this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis along with 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 has on offer a classical news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.