United Press is a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a hundred years. Established in 1907, this news agency was at 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 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, from the year 2000, this news agency was bought over by the company News World Communication and this activity brought about a significant change in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of the news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been numerous changes which were incorporated within the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past 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 in Arabic and Spanish as well.
Along with this alteration of 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 irrespective 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 to become one of the major providers of critical information to a number of organizations like media units, business houses and a lot of 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 has a web-based audience that is growing really fast. It has been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this website each month and they have been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason for this ever increasing reader base can be attributed to the wide range of products which this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis along with 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 has on offer a classical news format called News track that collates information from all the news sources.