Welcome

The British Association of Journalists (BAJ) is the union of choice for newspaper journalists, photographers, writers and the many varied roles associated with journalism.

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Membership is open to those who earn an income from being part of an editorial workflow process, encompassing reporters, hyperlocal editors, photographers, writers, sub-editors, page layout artists, and news broadcasters to name just a few.

Benefits of membership include access to specialist legal advice on employment and copyright law, together with legal and financial helplines.

The BAJ is proud to be a gatekeeper for the ‘UK Press Card’ scheme. Press Cards are available to members who need to identify themselves as working journalists on assignment.*

We believe that the BAJ is the best value for money union for journalists and have built a reputation for being responsive, caring and professional with a determination to ensure that our member’s rights and individual needs are protected in our ever-changing and evolving industry.

We are more than just a union. We are a union of ideals.

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Please note that ‘UK Press Cards’ are issued subject to meeting the criteria laid down by the UK Press Card Authority.