United Press is actually a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a century. Established in 1907, this news agency was at precisely 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. However with the decline in newspaper publication because of the increased rise in popularity of news on the television, United Press proceeded the road of decline. However, by the year 2000, this news agency was bought over by the company News World Communication and this activity brought about a significant improvement in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there were a number of changes that were incorporated in the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond the arena of domestic and international news making 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 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 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 major providers of critical information to a variety of organizations such as media units, business houses and several government organizations.
The news content and stories are published on a daily basis on their active website called upi.com. This excellent website carries 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 website every month and they have been seeing a consistent surge of these numbers.
The reason behind this ever increasing reader base can be attributed to the wide range of products which this news agency offers in two formats; one that of news analysis and the other that of news briefs. Aside 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 these divisions. Aside from offering case specific information, the United Press news agency also has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all the news sources.