United Press is a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a century. Established in 1907, this news agency was at 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. Though with the decline in newspaper publication because of the elevated 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 way of the company News World Communication and this activity brought about a substantial change in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of the news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there were numerous changes which were incorporated within the format of the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the arena of domestic and international news and made its foray in the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. Additionally, it aimed to get to a wider audience and also hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but in Arabic and Spanish too.
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 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 of 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 of becoming one of the major providers of important 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 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 in these numbers.
The reason for this escalating reader base can be attributed 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 of the news sources.