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The Press Association (PA) is the national news agency for the UK and Ireland and a leading multimedia content provider across web, mobile, broadcast and print. For the last 147 years PA has been providing fast, accurate feeds of text, data, photos and video. Today the business is increasingly focused on the delivery of complete products for both digital and print clients. 

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Amy Zima
Posted 12 August 2013

Platform Agnosticism – the Responsive Compromise

One of the core philosophies of responsive development, certainly one which we view as fundamental at the Press Association, is grandly entitled platform agnosticism – that is to say, approaching…

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As the UK’s leading national news agency, the Press Association is a trusted media service delivering a wealth of multimedia news, information and supplier of business-to-business media provisions.


As a journalism student at university, my week of work experience at PA has been invaluable. It's enabled me to put into practice the skills and knowledge that I'm currently learning.
Laura, Journalism student
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PA appoints new Head of Video
London 27th August, 2015: The Press Association (PA) has appointed Alex Rothwell as its new Head of Video as the UK’s national news agency adds another industry leader to…
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The Press Association was founded in 1868

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The PA Group Board of Directors comprises of the Chairman, Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors.


The Press Association is a private company with 27 shareholders, most of whom are national and regional newspaper publishers.

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