United Press is actually 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 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 went on the path of decline. However, by 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 under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were numerous changes which were incorporated in the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past the arena of domestic and international news making its foray in 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 in Arabic and Spanish too.
Along with this alteration of format United Press started 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 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 that this news agency provides that it has achieved the status to become one of the leading providers of important information to a number of organizations like 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 excellent website has a very wide reach and it has an online audience which 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 behind this escalating reader base can be assigned to the wide range of products that this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis and the other that of news briefs. Aside 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 every of those divisions. Apart 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.