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Access to the News at No Cost

Stay informed and gain a broader perspective inside and outside of classrooms. As a Penn State student, you have digital access to a variety of local, national, and global newspapers at no cost. 

Participating Publications

How Can I Access News?

To take advantage of this program, follow our instructions to register for digital access to the news websites and apps. 

The New York Times

How to register for access to the New York Times

  1. Visit The New York Times education access webpage
  2. Search for and select Pennsylvania State University in the search box
  3. You will be redirected to the New York Times welcome page
  4. Click Create Account and complete the registration fields (You MUST use your Penn State email to register; however, please DO NOT use your Penn State password)
  5. You will receive a welcome email; click the confirmation link the email to complete your registration

Once you've registered, you can access The New York Times website or mobile app directly. Download the NYTimes app from The App Store or Google Play

What if my New York Times digital subscription expires?

Over the course of your membership, you may find that your subscription has "expired." This is expected and easy to fix.

  1. Visit myaccount.nytimes.com/verification/edupass 
  2. Click Already have an account? Log in Here. 
  3. Enter your Penn State email address and follow the prompts
  4. You will receive a verification email; click the confirmation link to renew your subscription
The Wall Street Journal

How to register for access to The Wall Street Journal

  1. Visit The Wall Street Journal's Penn State access page
  2. You will be directed through Penn State WebAccess; Log in to your Penn State Account
  3. You will be redirected to WSJ.com; Complete the registration fields to create your account
  4. The email address and password you create will become your login credentials; please DO NOT use your Penn State credentials to create your account. 

Once you've registered, you can access The Wall Street Journal website or mobile app directly. Download The Wall Street Journal app from The App Store or Google Play.* 

*Please note: faculty and staff will need to refresh their membership annually to confirm they are still affiliated with Penn State. 

The Centre Daily Times

How to register for access to the Centre Daily Times (CDT)

  1. Visit the appropriate access page:
    Student Access
    Faculty/Staff Access*
  2. You will be redirected to the CDT website where you can create an account. 
  3. Complete the registration fields (You MUST use your Penn State email to register; however, please DO NOT use your Penn State password)
  4. You will be taken to a confirmation page where you can access your account. 

Once you've registered, you can access The Centre Daily Times website or mobile app directly. Download The Centre Daily Times app from The App Store or Google Play.

*Please note: faculty and staff subscriptions are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  

PennLive

How to register for access to PennLive

  1. Visit the appropriate access page:
    Student Access
    Faculty/Staff Access
  2. Click on "Register for Access" and go to "Create an Account." 
  3. Complete the registration fields (You MUST use your Penn State email to register; however, please DO NOT use your Penn State password)
  4. You will be taken to a confirmation page where you can access your account. 

Once you've registered, you can access PennLive website or mobile app directly. Download PennLive app from The App Store or Google Play.

Commonwealth Campuses

Digital access is also available for all students at the Commonwealth Campuses.  

Faculty Members

If you are interested in accessing news digitally for your class or in exploring some of the many educational resources offered by the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. 

Looking to Engage Students with the News?

Digital Classroom Resources

Faculty can receive free digital subscriptions to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Faculty also have access to classroom resources and teaching support materials from these newspapers.

New York Times in Education Website

How to register for NYT in Education Website

Please note, this is different than the registration for a digital subscription to The New York Times

  1. Visit The New York Times in education registration webpage
  2. Create an account using your Penn State email address. (you can use the same credentials as your digital subscription)
  3. You will be directed to log in to The New York Times in Education welcome page; this is the site you will go to in order to access classroom resources