School of Communications is now displaying 500 free daily newspapers
in its lobby area Mondays through Fridays. The program will continue
through Sept. 27.
USA Today, the New York Times, the Burlington Times-News and the
Greensboro News & Record are available for free pick-up by students.
The papers are being offered on weekdays Sept. 3-27 as a free trial
run of the Collegiate Readership Program sponsored by USA Today.
The program is designed to encourage the habit of daily newspaper
reading among young people. Those who pick up the papers are encouraged
to share them with friends and colleagues. Used papers can be recycled
by depositing them in a marked bin located near the newsracks; USA
Today takes care of the recycling of the papers.
Readership Program is now operating atover 180 schools including
George Washington University, Miami University, Penn State and the
Ohio State University.
USA Today anticipates
that 16.5 million newspapers are read annually by university students
as a result of the program.
Elon University officials will consider full adoption of the program
if it is well accepted during the September trial run.
Representatives of USA Today will randomly poll Elon students before
and after the trial, to see if the free papers make an impact on
their reading habits. To read more about the program, go to: