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 at 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 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 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 contributed to a substantial improvement in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of the news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been a number of changes which were incorporated in the format of the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the realm of domestic and international news and made 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 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 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 variety 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 excellent 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 site every month and they have been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason for this escalating reader base can be assigned to the massive amount products that this news agency offers in two 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 each of those divisions. Apart 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 the news sources.