Students reminded of digital access to NYT and WSJ for up-to-date news

April 10, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Student News Readership Program is an important resource to stay up to date with vetted journalism on COVID-19 and other current events. Penn State students, faculty and staff have digital access to The New York Times (NYT) and The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) free through the Student News Readership Program.

The goal of the Student News Readership Program, a program within Penn State Student Affairs, is to provide students with access to trusted journalism, including breaking news and in-depth reporting on important international, national and local issues, while also encouraging newspaper readership for life.

Digital subscriptions are available to students, faculty and staff at University Park and all Commonwealth Campuses at no additional cost. The digital subscription options provide access to unlimited articles online or through the mobile apps and connect the Penn State community to trusted reporting on breaking news.

The NYT delivers global breaking news, 24/7 updates and photography and video footage of real-time news. Through their educational programs, students and faculty can access, browse, search and share globally relevant content across more than 15 sections, including business, the arts and opinion — either from a mobile phone or desktop.

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the NYT is providing free access to the most important news and useful guidance on the coronavirus outbreak to help readers obtain useful information and resources they need. The Coronavirus Outbreak provides readers with the latest updates, mask information, maps, markets and tips on what you can do during this time.

As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, the journalists of The Wall Street Journal are committed to bringing readers the full story of its effects. WSJ experts are answering questions directly and sharing daily updates on the virus and how to better prepare for the pandemic. The COVID-19 Daily briefing can be accessed here.

There are several tools to help faculty members continue integrating the Wall Street Journal into their remote courses. WSJ Context allows professors to curate reading lists of WSJ articles to share directly with students. The Assessment Tool provides professors with weekly, customizable quizzes to test students' comprehension and retention of WSJ articles. These features make it easy and accessible for both students and professors to benefit from.

To sign up for a digital subscription, visit the Digital Access page of the website. For more information on the resources available to faculty, visit our Faculty Information page.  

Last Updated April 10, 2020