United Press is 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 many of the most prominent and successful news agencies including Reuters and Associated Press. The primary 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. Though with the decline in newspaper publication because of the increased rise in popularity of news on the television, United Press proceeded the path of decline. However, from 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 that were incorporated in the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the realm of domestic and international news making its foray in 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 also in Arabic and Spanish too.
Along with 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 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 that this news agency provides that it has achieved the status of becoming one of the major 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 each day on their own active website called upi.com. This website carries a very wide reach and has an online audience which is growing really fast. It has 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 behind this escalating reader base can be attributed to the massive amount products which this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis along with 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 each of those 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.