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 some of the most prominent and successful news agencies such as Reuters and Associated Press. The primary 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. However with the decline in newspaper publication because of the increased popularity of news on the television, United Press proceeded 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 significant improvement in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of the news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were numerous changes that 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 into the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. Additionally, it aimed to reach a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but in Arabic and Spanish too.
Along with this alteration of format United Press began to expand globally and established offices in countries including 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 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 due to the exhaustive, in dept, comprehensive and qualitative information this news agency provides that it has achieved the status to become one of the leading providers of important 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 carries a very wide reach and 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 can be assigned to the wide range of 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 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 these divisions. Apart 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 the news sources.