PJ has been the newspaper industry’s journal since 1958 when it was launched by Richard Crabtree, managing director of the Birmingham Post & Mail and chairman of the Newspaper Society’s Technical Committee. It was launched as a verbatim report of an NS technical conference attended by 350 production, print and senior management executives.
A second technical newspaper was published following a further successful production conference, and Production Journal was born.
PJ has only had four editors since launch: Richard Crabtree, Basil Loven, Rex Winsbury and, for the past 22 years, Gary Cullum.
PJ is published 10 times a year by Cullum Publishing Ltd on behalf of the News Media Association, which represents the publishers of Britain’s national, regional and local newspapers. The NMA was formed when the former Newspaper Society and Newspaper Publishers Association merged in 2014.
PJ – the voice of news publishing and printing – has a rich heritage that can trace its origins back 180 years to the Newspaper Society’s Monthly Circular, first published in 1837.
Cullum Publishing also publishes the Annual Guide to Newsaper Contract Printers, while editor and publisher Gary Cullum is technical advisor to the NMA, secretary of the Web Offset Newspaper Association and co-owner of newsawards, the former Newspaper Awards, first launched in 1997 and which celebrated its 23rd anniversary in May 2019. Almost 500 industry executives and guests attended the black tie gala dinner at the Royal Lancaster London. It was hosted by TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith.
The newsawards celebrate the best in news media print, technology and business innovation.