If you are a student, the New York Times will now allow you to have access to their premium content (TimesSelect) for free. Technically, you don’t have to be a student. All that is required is an email address with the “edu” top level domain.
Some universities offer “edu” email addresses to their alumni as well, so if you’re lucky enough to have one of these addresses, you can still access TimesSelect for free. Visitors to Freakonomics have noted that many current students located outside the United States do not have “edu” email addresses. Unfortunately, they will miss out on this offer.
Updated February 10, 2011 and originally published March 13, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.