2022 Reporter Visibility Package: Reflective Lanyard and Visor Clip

$6.95

2022 Reporter Visibility Package
Highly Recommended, See Below.

It’s free, but there is a $6.95 shipping & handling fee,
most of which goes to postage.

A package that includes a one-inch wide, double-sided reflective lanyard shown here and a plastic visor clip, to hold your vehicle card flush and better display the R100 reflective “PRESS” tape on your vehicle card.

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2022 Reporter Visibility Package
Highly Recommended

It’s free, but there is a $6.95 shipping & handling fee,
most of which goes to postage.

From the Office of the NJ Attorney General:

Visible press identification. “Members of the press should wear clearly visible identification— such as large, brightly colored and reflective, double-sided press identification cards to be worn around the neck, including, but not limited to, those issued by the New Jersey Press Association (NJPA) and New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists (NJ-SPJ) —or clothing—such as neon-colored or reflective vests—that identify individuals as press. Such identifiers help facilitate press access to events, and allow officers to distinguish press from other members of the public.

NJ-SPJ participated in the working group formed by the NJ Attorney General, after an Asbury Park Press reporter was arrested while covering a mass demonstration.  Our participation helped codify such things as the “right to record” law enforcement, which previously had only been implied in court rulings.  The final report is only two pages. All reporters should read it by clicking here.

The AG’s accepted several of our other proposals as well. In return, NJ-SPJ promised its best efforts at making reporters more visible.  It has long been the position of SPJ that the members of the public have the right to know when they are speaking with a journalist, except in rare circumstances outlined in out Code of Ethics.

To fulfill our obligations, we created the one-inch wide, double-sided reflective lanyard shown here. Although the AG’s office does not endorse particular organizations, it examined the lanyard and sent us a letter stating that “…the lanyards you provide are visible items consistent with that (April 2021) guidance…”

Hundreds of you already have these lanyards.  That’s why they are sold separately this year, paired with a dashboard clip for your vehicle card, to create the 2022 Reporter Visibility Package.

 

Hundreds of reporters already have the NJ-SPJ double-sided reflective lanyard.  

We urge you to get one.

  • Be in compliance with the guidance issued by the Office of the NJ Attorney General for mass demonstrations.
  • Be visible to oncoming traffic, no matter what story you may be covering.

The 2022 Reporter Visibility Package also includes a plastic visor clip, to hold your vehicle card flush and better display the R100 reflective “PRESS” tape on your vehicle card.

These clips are also useful for displaying parking receipts.

They feature 3M peel-back adhesive.

They measure 1.5x 3 inches.

2022 Reporter Visibility Package

Highly Recommended / $6.95 for postage/shipping

Do we sell just the lanyard? No, but the visor clip just costs us 50¢.  (Although it would cost you $8.99 on Amazon.)   The real cost is in shipping items that are not flat, so we combined the two.  The clip is tremendously useful in avoiding parking tickets where receipts must be displayed.

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