United Press is a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a century. Established in 1907, this news agency was in the same league as some of the most prominent and successful news agencies including Reuters and Associated Press. The chief publication of the United Press was its afternoon newspapers that 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 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.
After the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were 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 making its foray into the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. Additionally, it aimed to reach a wider audience and 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 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 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 of becoming one of the major providers of important 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 has a very wide reach and has a web-based 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 for this ever increasing 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 also has on offer a classical news format called News track that collates information from all the news sources.