It was founded in 1928 and replaced a far more venerable title, the Oxford Journal Illustrated, which had been founded in 1753 and known as Jackson’s Oxford Journal for most of its existence. (The first two editions were actually called News, boys, news! or, The Electioneering Journal).
It’s published by Newsquest (Oxfordshire), the local division of the nationwide Newsquest Media Group. The editorial offices are in Oxford.
Apps for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices were launched at the beginning of 2014.