United Press is a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a century. Established in 1907, this news agency was in precisely 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 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, from 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 this news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there were numerous changes that were incorporated within the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past the arena of domestic and international news and made its foray in the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. It also aimed to get to a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but in Arabic and Spanish as well.
In addition to this change in format United Press started 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 location for establishing their headquarters simply because this state was the hub of all the policy making organizations regardless 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 of becoming one of the leading providers of important information to a variety of organizations like 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 that 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 ever increasing reader base could be assigned 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. 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 these 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 of the news sources.