Program provides free newspapers to students

September 27, 2005

University Park, Pa. -- Students enrolled at all Penn State locations are reminded that they can get free copies of The New York Times, USAToday and a variety of local and regional newspapers through the Penn State Student Newspaper Readership Program. The program, which began at Penn State in 1997, has served as a model for hundreds of other institutions nationwide that have set up similar programs for their students. Students can access the free newspapers at distribution machines located in all residence halls and in a number of buildings at University Park and other campuses. For details, check

In addition, faculty who include newspaper readership as part of their required coursework can receive a daily subscription of that paper at no cost. Eligible faculty should e-mail the program at and provide their contact information, office address and a copy of the course syllabus requiring student newspaper readership as an e-mail attachment. The New York Times and USAToday are available at most Penn State campuses. The Centre Daily Times is available as a local paper at University Park. Not all local papers at other campuses offer faculty subscriptions.

For more information about the Newspaper Readership Program, e-mail or check online.

Last Updated March 19, 2009