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 the same league as many of the most prominent and successful news agencies including Reuters and Associated Press. The chief 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. Though with the decline in newspaper publication because of the increased rise in popularity of news on the television, United Press went on the road of decline. However, by the year 2000, this news agency was bought over by the company News World Communication and this activity contributed to a significant change in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were a number of changes that were incorporated in the format of the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the realm 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 also 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 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 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 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 number of organizations like media units, business houses and several government organizations.
The news content and stories are published each day on their own active website called upi.com. This excellent website has a very wide reach and it has an online audience that is growing at a fast rate. It has been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this site each month and they have been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason behind this escalating reader base can be assigned to the massive amount products that this news agency offers in two formats; one that of news analysis and 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 these divisions. Aside 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.