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Oxford Journal

The Oxford Journal is a weekly freesheet tabloid delivered to homes and through pickup points in the City of Oxford, with a news focus on Oxford within the boundaries of the ring road.

It’s the second newspaper to be launched under the Oxford Journal name in the last half-century. The first was launched in 1973 and was thus Oxfordshire’s oldest freesheet (and indeed one of the oldest in the UK), but was relaunched as the Oxfordshire Guardian in December 2011.

The Guardian‘s publisher, independent company TriMedia Publishing, went into administration in October 2012. Chief executive Howard Taylor was able to rescue the company as Taylor Newspapers Ltd before the month was out, and promptly announced his intention to revive the Oxford Journal title ahead of its 40th anniversary in January 2013. The first issue of the revived newspaper was duly published in early December 2012.

Neither the Journal nor the Guardian has any connection with the historic Jackson’s Oxford Journal founded in 1753, which was a forerunner of Newsquest‘s Oxford Mail.

Technically the Journal‘s owned by Oxford Journal Limited and published under licence by Taylor Newspapers. The editorial offices were in Oxford, but moved to Didcot in March 2013.

It comes out on Wednesdays. An e-edition’s available free online.

  • Address:
  • Oxford Journal
    Unit 4a
    Southmead Industrial Park

    OX11 7HR
  • Tel:
  • 01235 511700