MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Students are now able to take advantage of free access to NYTimes.com and all stories, editorials and extras that come with it through a partnership between West Virginia University and The New York Times.
Laura Reino of The New York Times will present an informational workshop at 11:30 a.m. Friday in room 104 of the Downtown Library to teach students the ins and outs of the New York Times website, the smartphone app and how the paper can benefit them as students.
“The access is important because of the important journalism—and the good writing—that the Times is known for,” said Tom Stewart, a professor in the Reed College of Media and a former newspaper editor. “The fact that it’s free is important because most college students really have to watch their spending.”
Normally full digital access to the paper runs at $8.75 per week after the trial period (99 cents per week, for one month) is up, which equates to $35 per month—a price that most college students would not be willing or able to pay, due to being on the notoriously slim “college budget.”
The partnership between WVU and The New York Times is placing unlimited access to a world-renowned newspaper at students’ fingertip…