CIC/NYT Partnership Benefits Expand; College Newspaper Editors Participate in Spring Workshop

As a benefit to Institutional Members, CIC offers colleges and universities the opportunity to participate in the CIC/New York Times Partnership in Education. Launched in 2003, the program offers members discounted subscriptions for print and digital versions of the Times; digital site licenses; and exclusive programs and events on campus sponsored by the Times. The partnership also includes two annual events hosted by the Times at its New York City headquarters: a Presidents Council meeting for CIC presidents and reporters and editors in the fall and a workshop for college and university student newspaper editors in the spring.

Academic Site License

The CIC/NYT Partnership now includes options for digital site licenses, which are scaled according to institutional size and use. In addition to the expansive news coverage the Times is known for, the website provides continuous updates and interactive multimedia coverage for faculty members, staff, and students. CIC faculty members have used the wide array of subject matter in many courses, stimulating classroom discussion and fostering information literacy and critical thinking.

The new academic site license provides campus communities with full access to, as well as related smartphone and tablet apps, for use on and off campus. Faculty members also have access to a dedicated website, the New York Times InEducation (, which features curated resources that connect the Times readers to specific areas of study.

For more information about the New York Times academic site license program or to discuss how a partnership with the Times can support the goals of your institution, contact Lynn Donham, CIC vice president for communications, by phone (202-466-7230) or email (; or Kandace Rusnak, Times director of Education B2B, by phone (440-610-5285) or email (

Richard G. Jones presents to students while standing beside a podium and in front of a projection screen
Richard G. Jones, associate editor for news administration at the New York Times, leads a discussion during the April 7 Student News Editors Workshop in New York.

Student News Editors Workshop

Twenty-four student newspaper editors from 11 CIC member colleges and universities participated in the April 7 Student News Editors Workshop at the New York Times office in New York City (see list of participating institutions below). Part of the CIC/New York Times Partnership, the annual workshop enables participants to explore the role of a newspaper in society, meet with Times correspondents and editors, develop their journalistic skills, and network.

Six New York Times editors and reporters engaged with the students on issues such as recruiting and motivating staff, training student reporters, following journalistic ethics, and cultivating positive relationships with their college presidents.

For more information about the program, contact Lynn Donham, Kandace Rusnak, or visit the CIC website.

2017 Student News Editors Workshop Participating Institutions

Bard College at Simon’s Rock (MA)
Drew University (NJ)
Gettysburg College (PA)
Lafayette College (PA)
Molloy College (NY)
Pace University (NY)
Point Park University (PA)
Roger Williams University (RI)
Saint Michael’s College (VT)
Swarthmore College (PA)
Westminster College (UT)