The Journalists Union

Supporting and representing the interests of journalists and media workers

E tū is the union for all workers in the media in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you’re a freelance journalist, a designer, an editor, or working in sales and marketing – if you work in online, broadcast, or print media you should be a member of E tū.

We are affiliated to the International Federation of Journalists and issue both domestic and international press cards to members who require them.

We are also affiliated to the Media Council of New Zealand and are a sponsor of the Voyager Media Awards, in 2023 we are sponsoring the award for student journalism.

Industry leadership for media within the union is provided by the Journalist and Media Voice Committee, co-convenors: Brent Edwards and Rebecca Fox, and by our Communications Industry Council.

For any specific queries about services for journalists or to get a press card or find out how to get more involved in our work – email:

For general workplace advice and support speak to your delegate to ring or email an organiser on 0800 186 466 /