Every eligible working Filipino journalist is welcome to apply.
Media workers involved in news gathering, writing, editing, copyreading or other editorial activities or processing for newspapers, magazines, or periodical of general circulation, or radio or television stations, news agencies, or online outfits are considered journalists and therefore may submit their applications.
Applicants may submit an accomplished application form with an application letter certified by the editor and news editor, and endorsed by a representative from the chapter.
The local chapter shall forward to the Commission on Membership and Organization the list of recommended members for the approval of the National Directorate.
Members shall pay a yearly fee of P200. NUJP identification cards will be issued upon updating of payment of membership fees or dues.
Associate Members – Students working on campus newspapers, journalism teachers and teachers of mass communication or journalism, shall be eligible for associate membership.
Disqualification – No person actively serving the interests of employers as against the interest of NUJP shall be eligible for membership.
Newsreaders on a talent basis, commentators and columnists shall similarly be ineligible for membership unless they are part of a media union affiliated to NUJP.
A qualified journalist who expresses opposition to, or refuses to abide by, the Code of Ethics at the outset, shall be considered ineligible for membership.
Admission of Members – Any working journalist may apply for membership in writing on a form provided for the purpose, and shall be certified by the editor and news editor, and endorsed by appropriate representative by the Local. The local shall forward to the Commission on Membership and Organization the list of recommended members for the approval of the National Directorate.
Media workers are automatically qualified for regular membership upon affiliation of their media unions with NUJP.
Honorary Members – Honorary membership may be conferred by the Directorate by a vote of two-thirds, on any individual or group of individuals for exemplary service redounding to the benefit of the Union in particular and the working press in general.
Membership may be lost by death or voluntary resignation or loss of status as a working journalist, or as a consequence of a final decision on an organizational action filed against an erring member.
Cancellation Procedures – All cases of membership shall be referred by the Chairman to the Commission on Membership and Organization for investigation. The Directorate shall act on the recommendation either in regular or special meeting. A simple majority vote of those present shall be sufficient to cancel the membership.
The Directorate may cancel membership for any of the following causes:
- Non-payment of dues and other accounts with the Organization, after sufficient notice shall have been given
- Violations of the Code of Ethics, after due process shall have been exercised
- Final conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude
- Any act or acts, covert or overt, inimical to the interests of NUJP and the working press
- Final conviction for activities against the local chapter.
Membership fees shall be collected from every new member, regular or associate.
Dues shall be collected annually from regular and associate members.
The National Congress or the National Council shall determine the amount for membership and annual dues, and the percentage of these dues to be shared between the local and national funds.