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 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. Though with the decline in newspaper publication because of the increased rise in popularity of news on the television, United Press proceeded 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 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 in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the arena of domestic and international news and made its foray into the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. It also aimed to get to a wider audience and also hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but in Arabic and Spanish as well.
Along with this alteration of format United Press began 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 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 to become one of the leading providers of critical information to a variety of organizations such as media units, business houses and a lot of 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 it has a web-based audience which is growing really fast. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this site every month and they’ve been seeing a consistent surge of these numbers.
The reason behind this ever increasing reader base can be assigned to the wide range of products that this news agency offers in two formats; one that of news analysis and 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 these divisions. Aside from offering case specific information, the United Press news agency has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.