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Press Association

The PA Group is the parent company of the Press Association, the UK’s leading multimedia news and information provider and supplier of business-to-business media services.

The Press Association was founded in 1868 by a group of provincial newspaper proprietors to provide news-gathering services from around the British Isles.

Nowadays the PA Group also includes a wide variety of businesses ranging from international newswire services to weather forecasting.

More information can be found on the company’s website at

What we have written about Press Association

New picture editor for PA ahead of Olympics

The Press Association has appointed a new picture editor as it prepares to take on the role of  host national news agency for the London 2012 Olympics In her new role Milica Lamb will oversee and direct PA’s photographic output

Press Association appoints technology officer to board

National news agency the Press Association has appointed a chief technology officer to its main board for the first time in history. PA says the appointment of Andrew Dowsett underlines its commitment to driving technology-led innovation and new product development.

PA launches online shorthand course

A new online shorthand course has been launched by Press Association Training to help budding journalists achieve 100 words per minute. The new service offers live interactive tutorials and is designed to provide specialist help for students who have already