United Press is a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a century. Established in 1907, this news agency was at the same league as some of the most prominent and successful news agencies including Reuters and Associated Press. The chief 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. 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 contributed to a significant change in the fortunes of United Press International.
After the incorporation of this news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there were a number of changes that were incorporated within the format of the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities beyond 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 in Arabic and Spanish as well.
In addition to 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 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 to become one of the major providers of critical information to a variety 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 carries a very wide reach and has a web-based audience that 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 for this ever increasing reader base could be assigned to the wide range of products that this news agency offers in two formats; one that of news analysis along with the other that of news briefs. Apart 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 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.