United Press is actually a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a hundred years. Established in 1907, this news agency was in 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 which 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 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 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 this news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there were a number of changes that were incorporated in the format of the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past the realm of domestic and international news making its foray in the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. Additionally, it aimed to get to a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but also in Arabic and Spanish as well.
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 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 leading providers of important information to a number 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 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 website every month and they have been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason behind this escalating reader base could be attributed to the massive amount products which this news agency offers in two 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 each of these divisions. Aside from offering case specific information, the United Press news agency has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all the news sources.