New York Times Customized Subscriptions

Lobby Sign at the New York Times by Amit GuptaDid you know you have access to a free subscription of the New York Times at Chicago-Kent? Did you know you can customize what news you get via email?

In an era of information overload, personalized news alerts and email newsletters can be very helpful. Get relevant, accurate updates on your terms!

Personal Account

First, if you haven’t already set up your personal subscription, you’ll need to do so as we’ve posted on this blog before.

Important Reminder: this subscription link only works ON CAMPUS with your kentlaw email (that’s how they verify your connection to the school).

Once you’ve signed up for your personal account through the school, you can use it via the web or apps, though it won’t include specialized sections like the crossword*.

Email Confirmation

Since the account gives you access to an electronic subscription to the NYTimes, you will then get an email confirming your account. The subject line should read something like:

  • Thank you for registering — find out how to get the most from

email account confirmation

Renewing Account

If you get a notification after a year or so that your account (under your school email) is no longer active, just click on the link above (again, while on campus) and you should see a message like this:

NYTimes Renewal Link

Customizing Emails

If you’re already signed up and getting regular news alerts, you can customize the settings in the “Manage Subscriptions” page – you’ll always have access to it as a link in the footer of your emails from the NYTimes:

NYTimes - Manage Email Subscriptions

The newsletters link is available whether or not you’re a subscriber – but you may not be able to fully access every article if you don’t have an account set up.

Managing Emails

The Email Subscriptions page is customized for your account with lots of controls:

  • Confirm which emails you’ve signed up for
  • Create news alerts
  • Uncheck headlines you don’t need to see in your alerts (NY Region, for example)
  • See the full range of weekly and monthly newsletters that you can add by topic (and see samples if you want to confirm the content is useful).

Subscription Confirmations

When you sign up for a new section, you’ll get a confirmation message in your email soon that reminds you of the settings:

NY Times - Confirming Newsletter Subscription

* Here’s the full disclaimer from the subscription page for educational accounts:

Does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords, Times Insider or The New York Times Crosswords apps. NYTimes apps are not supported on all devices. Access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited. You must have a valid email address from a participating organization. Other restrictions may apply.

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