Free digital New York Times subscriptions available

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Free digital New York Times subscriptions available

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Faculty, staff and students now have free digital access to The New York Times, thanks to the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska.

The no-cost subscriptions are available to anyone with a university email address. To activate the subscription, visit accessnyt.com and search for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Users will be prompted to either make a new account or register with an existing one. The subscriptions last for one year, at which point they can be renewed for free once more.

The new digital access is an initiative approved by ASUN, which had previously provided print copies to students at no charge.

"There is no price increase associated with this transition to digital, yet more students will be able to access The New York Times' high-quality journalism without physically being on campus," said Emily Johnson, ASUN Student Government President. "Eliminating print copies of the New York Times on campus is more sustainable and will divert paper waste, as well as the pollution created by shipping and distributing hundreds of paper copies daily."

"Finally, ASUN acknowledges that our age group has generally shifted towards online news consumption over reading paper copies, and we hope that by making digital access available, students will engage more with the news."

For more information on the subscriptions, email asun1@unl.edu.