American Democracy Project

ADP Introduces New York Times Digital Passes

September 6, 2013

To:  UNK Faculty, Staff, and Students

From:  Dennis Potthoff, Coordinator, American Democracy Project (ADP)

RE: New York Times Digital Passes

The American Democracy Project is pleased to announce a decision that upgrades the availability of the New York Times for our campus community. The purpose for this note is to share important information regarding the new protocol. 

  1. During each 24 hour time period (a rolling time period), our campus has 100 electronic copies of the most current New York Times Newspaper available.  
  2. To access the Times, first time only, a UNK-affiliated user needs to create their “account.”  To accomplish this, enter the following URL: nytimes.com/passes.  You will be asked to enter your UNK/LOPER email account and to set a password.   
  3. Once the account is established, users enter the following URL: nytimes.com. Provide your Loper/UNK email address and password and you will receive the Times. 
  4. Our access to the Times is significantly increased with the digital passes format; 
    1. We receive same day access to ALL editions of the NY Times – all week day and WEEKEND editions.   
    2. We receive full access to all ARCHIVES of the NY Times.  This is a very significant upgrade.  Using the Times as a research tool has never been easier or more powerful. 
    3. We receive access to BLOGS maintained/hosted by the NY Times. 
    4. UNK faculty are eligible to access two “special programs/features” available when using the digital passes version of the NY Times.  One special program is the “Daily Article” (a selected article in each edition of the Times that is accompanied by a set of discussion questions authored by a college professor). A second special program is the “New York Times in the First Year.” Our review of these programs suggests they might be an excellent resource for many courses/professors.   If you would like to explore these special programs, please contact Dennis Potthoff at:  potthoffd@unk.edu.   
    5. UNK students can access the Daily Article by ‘liking’ the New York Times in the First Year on Facebook.  

We are confident that the decision to participate in the DIGITAL PASS program will serve our campus well this year and in future years.  For faculty, this format appears to create a superior opportunity for more fully utilizing the NY Times in classes.