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 such as Reuters and Associated Press. The chief publication of the United Press was its afternoon newspapers which 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 went on the path 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 this news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there were a number of changes which were incorporated in the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past the arena of domestic and international news and made its foray in 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 also in Arabic and Spanish as well.
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 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 irrespective of them being government bodies or non government bodies. It is because of 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 critical 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 on a daily basis 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 really fast. 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 ever increasing reader base could be assigned to the wide range of products that this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis along with the other that of news briefs. Apart 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 every of those 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.