The Garden State Journalists Association traces its origins back to the Hudson County Press Club, founded in 1927. The original press association became the North Jersey Press Club and it merged with the Working Press Association to become the GSJA. With an 80-plus-year history, the organization seeks the advancement of journalism in New Jersey and promotes the education, professional betterment and interaction of its members. Membership is open to those who live or work in the State of New Jersey and earn their living, full- or part-time, in the field of journalism in all its forms, including news and public relations. We also have a student membership category for those who live or attend college or other institutions of higher education in New Jersey, full- or part-time, whose major or minor course of study directly relates to the field of journalism.