At the Forefront of Journalism

We are here to provide support and protection

As an independent organisation, The CIoJ combines the role of a professional society with employment protection.

From safeguarding and campaigning for journalists’ independence and freedom to do their job, to defending our members’ interests in the workplace, the CIoJ strives to support every individual’s needs.

We Represent Every Area of Journalism

Our members work in all areas of journalism – professionals in their field and individuals in attitude.

  • Print Journalists
  • On-line Journalists
  • Broadcast Journalists
  • News Photographers
  • Photo-journalists
  • Feature Writers
  • Editors
  • Sub-editors
  • Book Editors
  • Picture Researchers
  • Non-fiction Writers
  • Illustrators
  • In-house Communication professionals
  • News Production staff

It is a pleasure to belong to an organisation where individual views still count.

CIoJ Member

If you work in any area of journalism you qualify for membership of the CIoJ.

Honesty and Independence

We maintain the principles of honest reporting, independence and pride ourselves on being apolitical.

Become a Member

Members get a National Press Card, Representation & Access to Advice

Our Charities

The Institute runs a number of charities specifically for the benefit of its members. If you find yourself in financial difficulties you will be able to call upon the charities to supply assistance when most needed.

CIoJ Welfare Fund logo

Available to members

Available to all journalists

The CIoJ is the only organisation for journalists that offers such extensive charitable help to its members — an ‘insurance policy’ benefit well worth having.

The best aspect of the Orphan Fund would have to be the ability they gave me to better myself and allowing me to focus on growing as a person.  The most unexpected thing for me was the help I received through my masters; something I could not have done without the support I got and which has set me on the path to my career.

The help we have received from the CIOJ has allowed the children’s lives to carry on as normally as possible in the day-to-day sense, whilst adjusting to life without their Dad. Not just financially, the interest in our lives and the support offered by those involved in the Fund has been amazingly supportive.

All about us…

Founded in 1884, The Chartered Institute of Journalists is the world’s longest established professional association for journalists.

The Institute was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria and has been serving the interests of our profession ever since.


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