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Everyone knows the feeling: you just found the perfect piece of news about a subject you are researching — perhaps an in-depth reported piece in The New Yorker, perhaps an interview in The New York Times, or a op-ed column in the Washington Post.
But then … Paywall! As students it can be hard justifying multiple costly subscriptions, especially if you only need access to a couple articles once in a while.

In this post we take a look at how to bypass a couple different news sites paywalls.
Is this morally OK? Depends on how you use it, of course. But in our opinion it doesn’t really matter if you wait a week to get another 10 free articles so you can read one link, or use a different device, or just bypass the paywall on your current device. Of course we think that news sites should make money, and that if possible one should subscribe to news sources one trusts and relies on.

Different newspapers will have different limits ranging between 3 to 10 free articles per month. Once you hit the limit, they will invite you to upgrade if you want to continue reading.

Here you can find a simple and easy way to bypass the paywalls different newspapers impose and therefore let you read as many articles as you want for free without having to subscribe to any of them (takes 2 minutes to do):

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You will simply need to install Bypass Paywalls, a web browser extension to help bypass paywalls for selected sites. Available both for Chrome and Firefox.

Chrome Installation Instructions:

  • Download this repo as a ZIP file from GitHub.
    Screenshot of the bypass-paywalls web browser extension - how to get news articles for free
  • Unzip the file and you should have a folder named bypass-paywalls-chrome-master
  • In Chrome go to the extensions page (chrome://extensions).
  • Enable Developer Mode (top right)
  • Drag the bypass-paywalls-chrome-master folder anywhere on the page to import it (do not delete the folder afterwards).

Firefox Installation Instructions

Download and install the latest version from this link


  • Every time you open Chrome it may warn you about running extensions in developer mode, just click to keep the extension enabled.
  • You will be logged out for any site you have checked.
  • With the Firefox version you get automatic updates.

Bypass the following sites’ paywalls with this extension:

Adweek paywall for free
Algemeen Dagblad for free
American Banker for free
Baltimore Sun for free
Barron’s for free
Bloomberg Quint for free
Bloomberg for free
Brisbane Times for free
Business Insider for free
Caixin for free
Central Western Daily for free
Chemical & Engineering News for free
Chicago Tribune for free
Corriere Della Sera for free
Crain’s Chicago Business for free
Daily Press for free
De Groene Amsterdammer for free
De Tijd for free
De Volkskrant for free
DeMorgen for free
Denver Post for free
Dynamed Plus for free
Eindhovens Dagblad for free
El Pais for free
Encyclopedia Britannica for free
Estadão for free
Examiner for free
Financial News for free
Financial Times for free
First Things for free
Foreign Policy for free
Fortune for free
Genomeweb for free
Glassdoor for free for free for free
Handelsblatt for free
Harper’s Magazine for free
Hartford Courant for free
Harvard Business Review for free
Herald Sun for free
Het Financieel Dagblad for free
History Extra for free
Il Manifesto for free for free
Investors Chronicle for free
L’Écho for free
L.A. Business Journal for free
La Nación for free
La Repubblica for free
La Stampa for free
La Tercera for free
Le Devoir for free
Le Parisien for free
Les Échos for free
Loeb Classical Library for free
London Review of Books for free
Los Angeles Times for free
MIT Sloan Management Review for free
MIT Technology Review for free
Medium for free
Mexicon News Daily for free
Mountain View Voice for free
NRC Handelsblad for free
NT News for free
National Post for free
Neue Zürcher Zeitung for free
New York Magazine for free
New Zealand Herald for free
Nikkei Asian Review for free
Orange County Register for free
Orlando Sentinel for free
Palo Alto Online for free
Parool for free
Quartz for free
Quora for free for free
San Diego Union Tribune for free
San Francisco Chronicle for free
Scientific American for free
Seeking Alpha for free
SOFREP for free
Statista for free
SunSentinel for free
Tech in Asia for free
Telegraaf for free
The Advertiser for free
The Advocate for free
The Age for free
The American Interest for free
The Athletic for free
The Athletic UK for free
The Atlantic for free
The Australian Financial Review for free
The Australian for free
The Business Journals for free
The Canberra Times for free
The Courier for free
The Courier Mail for free
The Daily Telegraph for free
The Diplomat for free
The Economist for free
The Globe and Mail for free
The Herald for free
The Hindu for free
The Irish Times for free
The Japan Times for free
The Kansas City Star for free
The Mercury News for free
The Mercury Tasmania for free
The Morning Call for free
The Nation for free
The New Statesman for free
The New York Times for free
The New Yorker for free
The News-Gazette for free
The Philadelphia Inquirer for free
The Saturday Paper for free
The Seattle Times for free
The Spectator Australia for free
The Spectator for free
The Sydney Morning Herald for free
The Telegraph for free
The Times for free
The Toronto Star for free
The Wall Street Journal for free
The Washington Post for free
The Wrap for free
TheMarker for free
Times Literary Supplement for free
Towards Data Science for free
Trouw for free
Vanity Fair for free
Vrij Nederland for free
Winston-Salem Journal for free
Wired for free
World Politics Review for free

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