The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) describes itself as the voice for journalists and journalism in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Founded in 1907 as an offshoot of the older National Association of Journalists, it is among the largest journalists’ trade unions in the world. Its membership of around 38,000 forms a diverse body that includes editors, freelancers, and even press representatives. Because of its predominance among the UK journalism industry, the NUJ also issues press passes that are recognized by the British police. This entry provides an overview of the NUJs, including its structure, activities, decline, and resurgence.


The Union is represented by local members who form a chapel in each workplace, up and down the British Isles. Local branches of ...

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