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Browse or search this collection of teaching strategies using The Times in various disciplines, contributed by faculty from around the nation.

General Methodologies

Ideas for student assignments and classroom activities using The New York Times.

Introducing The Times

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The New York Times Article Archive

Articles from the present back to 1987 are free; articles from 1851 to 1922 are in the public domain and are free. Articles between 1922 and 1987 may be seen in abstract only for free; access to the full article requires payment of $3.95 per article.

Times Topics

Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on topics ranging from Madonna to Myanmar. This treasure trove is available without charge on articles going back to 1981., a property of The New York Times Company, is an online neighborhood of hundreds of helpful experts, eager to share their wealth of knowledge with visitors.


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We invite you to explore the projects, resources and opportunities of our education partnerships.

International Leadership Association

The New York Times in College is pleased to be collaborating with the International Leadership Association in our new project, The New York Times in Leadership.

American Democracy Project

The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a multi-campus initiative focused on higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. The project began in 2003 as an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), in partnership with The New York Times.

First-Year Civic Engagement: Sound Foundations for College, Citizenship and Democracy (PDF)

A monograph, edited by Martha J. LaBare, published in cooperation with the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina.

The New York Times Learning Network

An award-winning site for teachers and students age 13 or older; many features and resources are useful in the college classroom.

The City University of New York

The New York Times in College has partnered with CUNY and LaGuardia and Wagner Archives of LaGuardia Community College in a multi-year series of calendars, online resources and lesson plans. These materials draw on compelling original documents and photographs to illuminate the historic roots of issues in contemporary American society.

The New York Times Contests

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