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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.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar The Digerati Life

Hmmmm. now I’m glad my father-in-law is a professor!

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avatar The Digerati Life

Well actually I meant it’s one more reason why I’m glad my father-in-law is a professor! ooops.

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avatar Patty

I have an alumna.edu address and used the link to sign up for this but stopped at the point where it asked when I would graduate. I guess I can only lie up to a point about being a student.

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avatar wylerassociate ♦162 (Cent)

given the countless avenues for news that is free to read, I don’t know how successful the new york times will be charging for content.

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