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The Board of Directors of the New Jersey Press Association recently conducted an extensive review of NJPA’s press identification process. Upon the conclusion of the review the organization has determined that press identification cards will be issued only to reporters, photographers, editors and publishers performing newsgathering/reporting services on behalf of an NJPA member newspaper, member digital news organization or qualified associate member. If you are interested in applying to become a member of NJPA, please let us know and we will forward you the appropriate application form. Any questions, please call 609-406-0600 ext. 14.


The NJPA press identification program is administered by NJPA for the purpose of providing identification (“NJPA Press Identification Card”) to eligible individuals for use in the performance of their professional activities as members of the news media.

Eligibility for an NJPA Press Identification Card is limited to individuals, including reporters, photographers, editors and publishers, performing newsgathering/reporting services on behalf of an NJPA member newspaper, member digital news organization or qualified associate member. Such newsgathering/reporting services shall include gathering, procuring, transmitting, compiling, editing, disseminating or publishing news for the public.

An NJPA Press Identification Card is solely intended for use to identify the holder as a member of the press performing newsgathering/reporting services on behalf of an NJPA member newspaper, member digital news organization or qualified associate member. Access to locations, events or proceedings is determined by the authorities in charge at those locations, events or proceedings, not by NJPA.

Each NJPA Press Identification Card is valid for a maximum of one (1) calendar year, commencing on January 1 and terminating on December 31 (2022).

An NJPA member newspaper or member digital news organization or qualified associate member may submit a single form listing multiple applicants who perform newsgathering/reporting services on behalf of that member newspaper, member digital news organization or qualified associate member (“Newspaper/Digital News Organization/Qualified Associate Member Application Form”) or the applicant (employee or freelancer) may submit his/her own individual application (“Individual Application Form”).

As NJPA Press Identification Cards are only valid for a maximum of one calendar year, a new application (either by way of a Newspaper/Digital News Organization/Qualified Associate Member or an Individual Application Form) must be submitted for each new calendar year.

The time periods for which the NJPA Press Identification Cards are valid apply only:

  1. a. as long as the NJPA member newspaper or member digital news organization with which the applicant is associated continues as a member in good standing of NJPA; and
  2. b. for such time period as the holder of the NJPA Press Identification Card continues to perform newsgathering/reporting services on behalf of the member newspaper or member digital news organization, identified on the applicable application form.

CLICK HERE for NJPA Member Newspaper/Digital News Organization/Qualified Associate Application Form

CLICK HERE for Individual Application Form

 

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New Jersey Press Association (NJPA) is a non-profit membership association formed to advance the interests of newspapers and to increase awareness in the benefits of newspaper readership. The mission of NJPA is to help newspapers remain editorially strong, financially sound and free of outside influence. We will pursue these goals in every way possible, as a service both to our members and to the people of New Jersey.

 

New Jersey Press Association

P.O. Box 358
Titusville, NJ 08560
609-406-0600 / fax 609-406-0300