Norsk Journalistlag (The Norwegian Union of Journalists - NJ) is an independent organisation for journalists in all media. The organisation represents the journalists nationally and locally. In recent years, when journalists have lost their jobs, the organisation has been important in the discussions with the media. Most journalists are members.
In wage negotiations, the journalists’ counterpart is Mediebedriftenes landsforening (Norwegian Media Businesses Association - MBL). MBL also participates in the debate about media politics.
Norsk Redaktørforening (Association of Norwegian Editors - NR) is the association for the editors. It is an important voice in debates on freedom of expression and in legal matters related to journalistic work.