English Press Association

Welcome to the “The English Press Association” (EPA) a section of the Workers of England Trade Union which represents Journalists and Journalism in England.

The EPA is an inclusive association and represents a broad range of media professionals, striving to improve the pay and conditions of our members and protect and promote media freedom, professionalism and ethical standards.

Our members sign up to protect Free Speech, and in the pursuit of truth leave no stone unturned, reporting on facts and holding those in authority to account on behalf of the people of England.

The UK standard classification code published by the Office of National Statistics lists a series of roles defined as journalistic. These form the single occupational group of “journalist, newspaper and periodical editors” and include:

  • art editor
  • broadcast journalist
  • columnist
  • commentator
  • communications officer
  • copy editor
  • court reporter
  • critic
  • diarist
  • editorial director
  • editor
  • editorial manager
  • feature writer
  • freelance writer
  • journalist
  • listings editor
  • leader writer
  • foreign correspondent
  • newspaper correspondent
  • newspaper editor
  • news editor
  • news writer
  • picture editor
  • political correspondent
  • production editor
  • press representative
  • publications officer
  • radio journalist
  • reporter
  • sub-editor
  • sports writer
  • technical
  • correspondent
  • turf correspondent
  • writer

To Join the English Press Association (EPA) and receive your Press card (valid for 2 years) cost £120.

An electronic copy of your head and shoulders photo is also required.

You must also remain a member of the Workers of England Trade Union for your EPA press card to remain valid.

The English Press Association press card remains the property of the English Press Association at Workers of England Union and can be withdrawn at anytime if the holder fails to comply with the rules of the Workers of England Union, or is no longer a member of the Workers of England Union.