Last week we shared how you could use your kentlaw email to sign up for the New York Times and customize the email alerts and newsletters you receive.
You can also sign up for the Wall Street Journal, though it will take an extra step or two, since these educational subscriptions* are through our IIT main campus library.
The WSJ subscription doesn’t provide as many general email news alerts as the NYTimes, but you can select from a variety of newsletters on specific topics or customize tracking alerts for stocks and more.
Creating an Account
- You’ll need to use this link ON CAMPUS to prove your affiliation with the school:
- You’ll be redirected through a myIIT login screen
- You’ll need your CWID (College-Wide Identification) number – it usually starts with A200 and may be on your school id, or you can find it on myIIT
- Enter the CWID on the Dow Jones Journals page (link above)
After you’ve followed those 4 steps, you’ll get a new pop-up where you can complete your personalized account:
Now when you go to the WSJ website, you should see your name appear in the top right:
Updating Your Account
The four steps above will give you access on campus. If you would like to log in off campus or get access through an app later, make sure you have a custom password you remember. If you forget your password, you can change it from the Customer Center.
Click on your username to open a menu that includes the “Customer Center” link where you can change or update your password.
Your username will be your kentlaw.iit.edu email.
When you get the link to create your own password, note only letters and numbers are allowed, so no symbols ($&@#, etc.)
Your WSJ Account
Your Wall Street Journal account will not include as many general news email alerts as the New York Times customizations we shared last week.
You can choose to set up alerts to track specific stocks, funds, indices, FX, bonds, or futures, with the Watchlist tool. You can also sign up for a number of email newsletters to get the latests news on topics from Logistics to Energy News.
NOTE: A few specific email newsletters are restricted to higher level accounts, so if you see WSJ Pro on the label you won’t be able to sign up for those with your free IIT account:
*Here is the part of the subscriber agreement that covers educational accounts:
2. […] If your access to a Service has been provided by or through a third party (for example, your employer or an education institution where you are a student) (each, a “Third Party”), the Third Party may have provided us with information about you to enable us to provide you with access to the Service and distinguish you from other subscribers (such as your email address or name)