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 primary publication of the United Press was its afternoon newspapers which 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 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 substantial change in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been a number of changes which were incorporated in the format of 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 reach a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but also 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 having 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 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 major 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 has a very wide reach and has an online audience which is growing at a fast rate. 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 for this escalating reader base can be assigned to the massive amount products which 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 those divisions. Aside from offering case specific information, the United Press news agency also has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.