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Partnership Allows UK Community to Access The Wall Street Journal for Free

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 LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2020) — Members of the University of Kentucky community can now access The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) free of charge.

The Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise (ISFE) in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, along with the Student Government Association (SGA), have partnered with WSJ to provide school-sponsored memberships to all students, faculty and staff.

Through the partnership, members have full digital access to The Wall Street Journal’s news at and through the app. Additionally, curated career content can be found at

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

“ISFE is delighted to partner with SGA and WSJ to provide this tremendous opportunity to the UK community,” Charles Courtemanche, associate professor and director of ISFE, said. “Reading the WSJ is a fantastic way to keep up with the latest developments in how markets influence the economy and society, making it a natural fit with ISFE’s mission.”

“SGA is excited to provide a resource like this for students in a time when our lives have involved reading news more than ever before,” Courtney Wheeler, SGA president, added. “It’s imperative to know what is going on in the world.”

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.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.