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 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 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 elevated popularity of news on the television, United Press proceeded the road of decline. However, from the year 2000, this news agency was bought over by the company News World Communication and this activity contributed to a significant improvement in the fortunes of United Press International.
After the incorporation of this news agency under the umbrella of News World Communication, there have been a number of changes which were incorporated within the format in the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past the arena of domestic and international news and made 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 as well.
In addition to this alteration of format United Press began 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 of 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 critical 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 each day on their 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 site each month and they have been seeing a consistent surge of these numbers.
The reason behind this escalating reader base can be attributed to the massive amount products that this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis and 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 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.