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 such as Reuters and Associated Press. The chief publication of the United Press was its afternoon newspapers which 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 elevated rise in 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 brought about 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 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 making its foray into 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 in Arabic and Spanish as well.
In addition to this alteration of 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 as this state was the hub of all of the policy making organizations irrespective of them being government bodies or non government bodies. It is because of the exhaustive, in dept, comprehensive and qualitative information that 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 like media units, business houses and a lot of 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 has a web-based audience that is growing at a fast rate. It has 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 behind this escalating reader base could be assigned to the massive amount products which this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis and the other that of news briefs. Apart 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 every of these divisions. Apart 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.