Getting a Press Card? Here’s how

THE NEW processes for getting and renewing NUJ Press Cards seem to have been under-publicised, so the Freelance is reminding you that you now need to do it online via and you can no longer obtain a new Press Card by appearing in person at NUJ HQ.

You'll need to have your NUJ website username and password. If you're not sure whether they sent you a new one when they redesigned the NUJ website, call 020 7278 7916, ask to speak to Membership and tell them you've forgotten your password. (You'll need your NUJ membership number to hand when asking Membership over the phone to re-set your password.)Please do not ring the Freelance Office about Press Cards, nor the Freelance editor or assistant editor for Press Card enquiries either.

Be aware also you can no longer expect an alert telling you your Press Card's about to expire. It's down to you to keep an eye on this. Members report being turned away from the Met's cordons because their Press Cards are slightly out of date.

© Matt Salusbury

The author's newly-renewed Press Card

Last modified: 15 Jun 2014 - © 2014 contributors
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