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 precisely the same league as some 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 of all spheres such as sports, entertainment, health, world news etc. However 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 way of 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 have been a number of changes which were incorporated within 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. It also 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 change in format United Press began to expand globally and established offices in countries including London, Beirut, Santiago, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul having 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 that this news agency provides that it has achieved the status to become one of the major providers of critical 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 own active website called upi.com. This 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 website every month and they have 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 two formats; one that of news analysis and 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 each 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 the news sources.