Society photographer Norman Parkinson. Copyright Glenn Harvey
The BAJ is the union many UK national newspaper journalists choose to join.
It is also the recognised union for Mirror Group Newspapers.
Full membership is open to media workers who earn an income from being part of an editorial workflow. This includes reporters, photographers, writers, sub-editors, page layout artists and news broadcasters in radio or TV.
The BAJ provides access to the highest calibre specialist bespoke legal advice on employment and copyright matters as well as disputes encountered by freelances over fees. We have built up a reputation as a responsive, caring and professional union. In addition, we have a 24 legal helpline and a tax helpline.
The BAJ is proud to be one of the gatekeepers of the UK Press Cards Authority and UK press cards are available for BAJ members who need to identify themselves to the authorities as working journalists on assignment. Press cards are issued subject to the criteria of the UK Press Cards Authority.