2023 Application for Multiple NJ Press ID Cards

Download the spreadsheet to submit multiple staff members for the 2023 NJ-SPJ Press ID Card and to order vehicle options.

For insurance and business reasons, everyone getting an NJ Press ID Card must become a member of the NJ Society of Professional Journalists (NJ-SPJ).  The NJ Press Association (NJPA) is doing the same thing, but the two organizations operate a bit differently.   The members of NJPA are publications and businesses.  Our members are individual journalists.

When you complete the spreadsheet, save it (include the name of your organization in the file name) and email to secretary@njspj.org.

  • The NJ Broadcasters Association is paying all the fees for its members, including their NJ-SPJ membership. However, you must still provide email and address info for each person.

We will send you a link to an online invoice. In the upper left corner of the invoice page in your browser you should see a green “Pay with Paypal” button. You can use this to complete your purchase using a major credit card or debit card. It’s not necessary to have a Paypal account, we just use PayPal to manage the financial side of the transaction.

Any questions? Email secretary@njspj.org. Thanks!


NJ-SPJ is part of the national Society of Professional Journalists, which regularly maintains and updates a Code of Ethics.

The SPJ Code of Ethics is a statement of abiding principles supported by additional explanations and position papers that address changing journalistic practices. It is not a set of rules, rather a guide that encourages all who engage in journalism to take responsibility for the information they provide, regardless of medium. The code should be read as a whole; individual principles should not be taken out of context. It is not, nor can it be under the First Amendment, legally enforceable.  

 NJ-SPJ requires that all who apply for the NJ-SPJ Press Identification Card read the SPJ Code of Ethics.  As stated, it is not a set of hard rules and we encourage news organizations that examine and develop their own ethical codes.

The NJ Press ID card is the property of NJ-SPJ.  NJ-SPJ reserves the right to withdraw the NJ Press ID Card from anyone who commits a  gross violation of the spirit of SPJ’s ethics.  The card may also be withdrawn for violations of law, such as trespassing, or for any other reason as determined at the sole discretion of the board of NJ-SPJ.  In such instances, individuals are required to return their card to NJ-SPJ.   NJ-SPJ will refund the individual’s card payment in full and, if requested, their membership fee.  NJ-SPJ will, however, keep the processing and shipping fee.  NJ-SPJ reserves the right to make changes to its terms of membership and the NJ Press ID program at any time and without prior notice.

NJ-SPJ is not liable for any incidental, consequential, direct or indirect (including but not limited to damages for loss of revenue, business interruption, expenses and the like) arising from the use, misuse and/or inability to use the NJ Press ID Card or any determinations regarding the issuance or revocation of the NJ Press ID Card.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NJ-SPJ, its officers, employees, directors, agents and contractors from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from any violation of this Agreement by you or any other person using/displaying the NJ Press Id card as well as any determinations regarding the issuance or revocation of the NJ Press ID Card.