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The Newspaper Readership Program provides the NKU community with ready access to regional, national, and international journalism, as well as to speakers, webinars, and other resources that bring those who cover and edit the news to NKU’s campus. The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement coordinates the program, which includes these components: 

New York Times: NKU students, faculty, and staff can set up a New York Times online account for digital access. Set up your unique account at Each account allows for free, continuous access to Times award-winning journalism for 48 hours. Access can be renewed for additional 48-hour time periods.  

DailyChatter: This digital news site promises “the world in 2 minutes.” The DailyChatter’s editors scan the world’s headlines to provide a morning briefing. It’s free to anyone with an NKU email address. Sign up at

Associated Press: This daily news from Kentucky and around the world by AP’s journalists is available for classroom use. Interested faculty can contact the Scripps Howard Center at to set up access.  

Classroom resources:New York Times in Education provides resources by discipline for using Times content in the classroom. Faculty who use the Times in class may be eligible for additional access. Contact the Scripps Howard Center to learn more at  

Annual AP Lecture: As part of the Six@Six Lecture series, a national journalist from the Associated Press visits the NKU campus each year for a public lecture as well as discussions with students. 

News archives: Steely Library provides free digital access to local and national newspaper archives for NKU use