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Continued Partnership Allows UK Community to Access The Wall Street Journal Free of Charge

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2022) — Members of the University of Kentucky will be able to continue to access The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) free of charge.

UK Libraries and the Student Government Association (SGA) will financially support a partnership with WSJ to provide free subscriptions to all UK students, faculty and staff.

The partnership was first arranged in 2020 by Wendy Liu, senior lecturer of finance in the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Most recently, she helped facilitate the collaboration to extend availability for three more years.

“Access to WSJ helps our students with both academic and professional success, especially for any student pursuing a business career,” Liu said. “We are very thankful for the support of UK Libraries and SGA.”

The recent renewal will give members full digital access to The Wall Street Journal’s news at and through the WSJ app. Additionally, curated career content on job preparation, finance tips, career insights and expert advice can be found at

Those who sign up also receive exclusive benefits with WSJ+ — a complimentary program that gives members access to virtual events and special offers.

"UK Libraries are pleased to partner with the Student Government Association to extend the campus-wide subscription to the online version of the Wall Street Journal for another three years,” Jennifer Horne, UK Libraries business and economics librarian, said. “Over the past year, it has been a very popular resource, and students, faculty and staff have enjoyed being able to access the paper's content through its website.”

"UKSGA is excited to continue our partnership with UK Libraries in bringing the WSJ to all students, faculty and staff on campus. It’s so important that students do not have financial burdens when it comes to accessing information which could be crucial for a project, paper, assignment or just staying up to date in the world,” Michael Hawse, student body president, added. “We hope this becomes a widely used service and expect to be adding more subscription services such as this in the near future."

How to Activate Your WSJ Membership:

To activate your membership, visit Those who currently pay for an existing WSJ account can call 1-800-JOURNAL. When speaking with a representative, clarify you are switching to a school-sponsored membership. Partial refunds will be dispersed.

What The Wall Street Journal Offers Students:

With the WSJ membership, students will gain insight into career development, politics, college rankings, technology and much more. And with a dedicated Young Audiences team, WSJ is creating content for and by students — providing facts in these uncertain times.

More Information About WSJ:

The global news organization provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. Published by Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, WSJ includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports and health. Additionally, it holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.

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