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PA Group invests in social video creation platform Wochit

PA Group – the parent company of the Press Association (PA), the national news agency for the UK and Ireland – has made a strategic investment in the social video creation platform Wochit. Wochit enables content producers, including media and publishing companies, to create socially-optimised......

PA Images enters new strategic partnership with dpa

  (German chancellor Angela Merkel talks to US president Barack Obama at the G7 Summit in 2015. Picture by Michael Kappeler DPA/Distributed by PA Images.)   PA Images, home to the prestigious picture collection from the UK’s national news agency, has entered into a strategic......

PA creates bespoke content for bwin’s online betting community

Visitors to the leading betting site bwin now have access to a variety of exclusive news stories and other content produced by PA (the Press Association), the UK’s preeminent provider of multimedia content and services. The new content partnership between PA and bwin – owned......

PA and Getty Images enter global sales partnership

12 September 2016: The Press Association (PA), home to one of the most prestigious picture libraries in the UK, has entered into a strategic partnership with Getty Images, a world-leading visual communications company. The distribution deal will see over a century’s worth of definitive moments......

UK media commission common standard for election reporting

A media consortium comprising BBC News, ITV News, Sky News and the Press Association (PA) has commissioned Professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher to create a new benchmark for reporting on election results in the run up to the 2020 general election. This is in......

PA Group takes full ownership of Sticky Content

PA Group – the parent company of the Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency – has acquired the remaining 20% stake in the content marketing agency, Sticky Content, from its founder Catherine Toole....

PA and JCDecaux screen Olympics updates

PA and JCDecaux have teamed up to bring the public the latest headlines and medals’ tables from Rio 2016. Powered by live data from PA, the updates are delivered dynamically to digital screens in rail, retail and roadside environments across the UK....

PA and JCDecaux beam Euro 2016 news directly to fans

JCDecaux has teamed up with PA, (the Press Association), to bring UEFA Euro 2016 live scores and news coverage to consumers nationwide, powered by live data and delivered dynamically. Running across JCDecaux’s digital editorial channel, the live updates will kick-off...

Mark Wray joins the Press Association as Head of PA Training

Mark Wray has been named Head of PA Training, the arm of the Press Association (PA) which focusses on developing journalists and media professionals. He joins PA from the BBC Academy and will take up his new position from 25 July 2016, reporting to Andrew Dowsett, Chief Operating Officer of PA Group....

New daily to present a northern take on the national news

‘24 - The North’s National’ goes on sale 20th June, aimed at readers in the north of England and south west Scotland. The majority of the weekday paper’s content will be provided by the Press Association (PA)....

PA and Twitter track live online debate on the EU Referendum

A free tool allowing journalists, web editors and the general public to track voters’ opinions during the EU referendum campaign is available now. The #EURef Data Hub is a collaboration between PA (the Press Association), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency...

PA Group secures 25% stake in motoring business

PA Group, the parent company of the Press Association, has taken a 25% stake in Baize Group, a leading provider of motoring editorial, events and PR services for the automotive industry. The investment is part of PA Group’s long-term strategy to diversify its business...

PA appoints Ravender Sembhy as City Editor

Ravender Sembhy has been appointed City Editor at PA (the Press Association), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency. He joins PA from City AM, and has also held senior editorial roles on the business desks of the International Business Times and the Sunday Express....

ARC appoints PA as its official data partner

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) has appointed PA (“Press Association”) to deliver horseracing data to high street and online bookmakers. As ARC’s official data partner, PA – the UK’s leading provider of multi-platform content – will collect and distribute race day data...

PA’s 2016 bursary scheme opens for applications

The Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multi-media news agency, is again offering world-class training and paid work placements to budding journalists from socially and ethnically diverse groups. The PA’s bursary scheme is designed to enable more people from financially...

PA appoints Steve Jones as Social Media Editor

Steve Jones has been appointed Social Media Editor at the Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency. He takes up his new role on March 10th. An experienced social media and web editor, Steve joins the PA from ITV News online and has also held senior editorial roles at MSN UK....

PA partners with SBTV to launch youth news service

The UK-based digital music discovery platform SBTV is marking its 10th anniversary with the launch of a news channel, SBTV News, in partnership with multimedia news agency, The Press Association (PA). SBTV News will be powered by PA’s Snappa service...

PA Reporter Wins Major Equestrian Award

Press Association reporter Andrew Baldock has been named the British Equestrian Federation Outstanding Journalist of the Year 2015. Baldock, who has worked at PA since 1996 and is also the national news agency's rugby union correspondent, has been covering the sport since 2008....

David Young promoted to PA’s Ireland Editor

Press Association (PA), the national news agency of the UK and Ireland, has promoted David Young to Ireland Editor. David is currently Chief Reporter in Ireland and has been with the agency since 2007. He will be responsible for overseeing the Dublin and Belfast reporters and photographers...

Content culture in the UK: Sticky Content survey 2015

Over 30% of companies now have dedicated in-house content teams – but senior managers are holding them back and lots of their work never even gets published, according to new survey. Content marketing has become so mainstream in the UK that 30% of companies...

TNR boosts picture team with Daily Mail hire

Craig Gunn has joined TNR, the broadcast PR and content experts, as Photography Manager. He joins with over 12 years’ experience from Daily Mail where he was Executive Picture Editor. As part of the Press Association, TNR use their experience and skills on behalf of clients to create multi-media campaigns....

PA Group announces changes to the board

PA Group, the parent company of the Press Association (PA), has announced the return of Rebekah Brooks to its Board of Directors as a non-executive director. Brooks replaces Mike Darcey following her appointment earlier this month as Chief Executive Officer of News UK...

PA appoints new Head of Video

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 its multi-media newsrooms. Alex joins from The FA, where he was Senior Video Manager, responsible for all of the association’s video content...

PA Images appoints new MD to oversee new era of growth

PA Images, the UK’s leading news, sport and entertainment image provider, has appointed Stephen Munday as Managing Director. Stephen will be responsible for managing and growing one of the largest and prestigious images libraries in the UK. He joins from Getty Images...

Globelynx expands senior team

Globelynx, the broadcast technology company building a global network that connects more expert commentators to more broadcasters, in more countries, has appointed Tami Hoffman to the newly created role of Head of Partnerships and Digital. Tami joins from Sky News...

John Holliday appointed as new MD of Globelynx

Globelynx, the broadcast solutions provider that connects expert commentators to broadcasters, has appointed John Holliday as Managing Director of Globelynx. John replaces Globelynx founder, David FitzGerald, who is retiring....

PA Images launches new e-commerce website

PA Images, the UK’s leading news, sport and entertainment image provider, has launched a new website which for the first time will be made available to non-PA customers to transact directly over the web. The new e-commerce website, which has more than 20 million online images...

PA to provide election data feed to Google

Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content provider, is partnering with Google to provide election data on all of the parliamentary candidates standing around the country. The data will power Google’s ‘Make Up Your Own Mind’ election search...

PA Training launches part-time NCTJ diploma course

Press Association Training, part of Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content provider, has launched a part-time course of the NCTJ diploma in journalism. This action-packed programme will be spread over 38 weeks...

Social media is at the heart of PA’s 2015 election coverage

Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content provider, is partnering with leading technology companies as part of its most ambitious ever plans to cover the General Election for customers across digital, broadcast and print....

PA partners with Facebook to curate election content

Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content provider, has partnered with Facebook to curate the most interesting and shareable social media content for its 2015 Election page. Facebook’s ‘UK Politics’ community page will be powered by PA’s...

Geraldine Allinson appointed as a non-executive director

PA Group, the parent company of multimedia news agency and digital content provider the Press Association (PA), has announced the appointment of Geraldine Allinson as a non-executive director. Allinson is the Chairman of the KM Group, an independent, family-owned...

PA launches IPSO e-learning modules for UK newsrooms

Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content provider, has created an online learning course to help journalists ensure they fully understand the Editors’ Code of Practice. Press Association Training has developed the distance learning course...

PA launches 2015 journalist bursary scheme

Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content provider, has launched a bursary scheme to encourage more minority ethnic journalists to join its newsroom. Successful applicants will be provided with a place on PA’s National Council...

PA’s Jonathan Grun honoured at The Press Awards 2014

Jonathan Grun, former Editor-in-Chief and current Emeritus Editor of PA News, has been recognised by the media industry at The Press Awards 2014 for his record service to UK journalism. He has worked at the Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content provider, for thirty-six years....

PA’s journalist ‘academy’ commemorates training chiefs

Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content provider, is to rename its Newcastle training rooms after renowned journalism experts, Walter Greenwood and John Brownlee. The commemorative ceremony to rename the training facility’s...

PA appoints new Social Media Editor

The Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content provider, has appointed former BBC, MSN and Bing editorial executive Darren Waters to the new role of Social Media Editor. He will take up his position at PA on 1st December...

Press Association appoints new Editor-in-Chief

Press Association (PA), the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, has appointed former MSN and BBC editorial executive Pete Clifton as Editor-in-Chief. He will take up his new role at PA on 1 January next year with a brief to lead the continuing transformation of the agency...

Globelynx appoints new Commercial Operations Director

Globelynx, the broadcast solutions provider that connects expert commentators to broadcasters, has appointed John Holliday to the newly created role of Commercial Operations Director. John, who will start the new role in November, joins Globelynx from Bloomberg...

PA’s CEO elected president of EANA

PA Group's Chief Executive, Clive Marshall, has been elected the new president of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) at its General Assembly in Split, Croatia. Clive, who was elected ahead of George Penintaex, the Acting Director and Editor-in-Chief...

PA & Newzulu partnership delivers crowd-sourced video news

The Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency and digital content supplier, today signed a strategic partnership agreement with crowd-sourced media company Newzulu to deliver validated crowd-sourced video content to publishers...

tve celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new home at PA

tve is starting its fourth decade by relocating to new offices at PA Group – the parent company of the Press Association (PA). tve’s London staff will be housed at 292 Vauxhall Bridge Road, the headquarters of PA Group and its subsidiaries, including PA, the national news agency...

Globelynx connects Sir Richard Branson with broadcasters

Broadcast solutions provider Globelynx, a subsidiary of PA Group, has connected Sir Richard Branson with broadcasters worldwide by installing one of its camera systems on his Necker Island home. The facility will allow Sir Richard, to remain accessible to any major TV news...

PA named official wholesaler of Australian Racing Materials

RISA has expanded its international reach with the appointment of the Press Association as an official wholesaler of Australian Thoroughbred Racing Materials in selected regions of Europe. Myles Foreman, CEO of RISA said: “RISA has had a long standing relationship with PA...

PA appoints new non-executive directors

PA Group, the parent company of multimedia news agency the Press Association, has announced the appointment of Dame Helen Alexander and Dominic Fitzpatrick as non-executive directors. Dame Helen replaces outgoing non-executive director David Levin...

PA starts pilot with Twitter dashboard RTreporter

The Press Association (PA), the UK’s leading multimedia news agency, has started a three month pilot with RTreporter (www.rtreporter.com) - an early warning system for detecting news on Twitter. PA will use the Twitter dashboard in its newsroom and several other departments....

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Dominic Lipinski named Photographer of the Year at industry awards

Congratulations to Dominic Lipinski who was named Photographer of the Year at the Society of Editors National Press Awards – described as the ‘Oscars’ for the UK’s national newspapers and media. PA had a great showing at this year’s event; Mike Egerton was highly commended......

PA Editor-in-Chief helps uncover excellence in online media output

Pete Clifton, PA’s Editor-in-Chief, will join the judging panel for the second year running at The Drum Online Media Awards 2017. In a constantly evolving media landscape, the awards identify the smartest, boldest, and most original purveyors of news and views from around the world.......

PA Editorial Awards – Meet this year’s winners

PA held its annual Editorial Awards on Thursday 2 February to celebrate the fantastic accomplishments of the year just gone. 2016 was another extraordinary year for stories, and the breadth of entries again highlighted the outstanding work of the journalists and photographers who pull out......

Paul Jones honoured for his outstanding contribution to journalism training

Paul Jones, head of diploma training at PA Training, was honoured with the Chairman’s Award at the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) annual awards ceremony on 24 November. Paul was recognised for his outstanding contribution to journalism training and education. Presenting the......

PA’s Niall Carson wins at the Press Photographer of the Year awards

PA photographer Niall Carson was honoured at 38th annual Press Photographer of the Year Awards this weekend. Locking Horn’s – his picture of fallow deer clashing antlers during rutting season in Dublin’s Phoenix Park – took third place in the ‘Nature & Environment’ category. The......

Sticky Content picks up its first ever award for work on Coca-Cola

Sticky Content’s work on Coca-Cola GB’s storytelling website, Journey, was celebrated with a specially created prize at the CorpComms Awards 2016 held on 23 November. Journey was named “Best Digital Publication” at the ceremony in London. Sticky’s client, and Journey editor, Matthew Hepburn, had originally......

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