How To Read Wall Street Journal, NY Times, etc For FREE

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Are you tired of hitting paywalls while trying to read premium news content from prestigious sources like the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other major publications? You’re not alone! Many readers are in search of ways to access high-quality journalism without breaking the bank.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll reveal the secrets of how to read the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other top-tier publications for FREE! Get ready to stay informed and up-to-date with the latest news, business insights, and analysis without spending a dime.

Our step-by-step approach will help you bypass paywalls and unlock the wealth of knowledge these esteemed sources have to offer.

So, let’s dive in and explore the world of free news consumption!

So, can you read Wall Street Journal, NY Times, HBR, etc for free? Yes, you can read Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, etc for free. You can either search the title for each article you want to read one by one, or you can bypass the paywall.

In this article, I’ll share with you exactly how you can read articles from all these popular sites that require monthly or annual subscriptions to access entirely for free.

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Should You Even Read Articles From WSJ, NY Times, HBR, Business Insiders, etc?

Wall Street Journal (WSJ), New York Times (NY Times), Business Insiders, Harvard Business Review (HBR), and other websites like such are wonderful sources to stay up to date with the world. They have articles about health, business, science, the latest news, and more.

The writers of the articles on such websites are mostly highly experienced field experts, so you cannot go wrong with anything you learn there. Since they are also (mostly) business-focused, you can get a lot of valuable lessons and resources for both your personal and professional life. Reading such articles even 15 to 20 minutes a day can give a great boost to our lives.

So should you even read articles? Yes, you should read articles as they have a lot of valuable lessons and knowledge that you can apply not only to your professional lives but also to your personal lives.


  1. A computer/laptop
  2. Google Chrome browser

How To Read Wall Street Journal, NY Times, etc For FREE

In this article, I’m going to show you two methods for how you can read WSJ and NY Times for free. Both of these methods are completely legal. The second method has a small caveat that we will come to in a moment.

How To Read Wall Street Journal, NY Times, etc for FREE with an extension

This method will work for all the websites including Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Harvard Business Review, American Banker, Wired, The New Yorker, Central Western Daily, Bloomberg, Barron’s, and many others.

Step 1: Download the bypass paywall plugin extension from [link].

Step 2: Click on the Extension icon in the right top corner.

How To Read Wall Street Journal NY Times etc For FREE Using Bypass Paywalls step 2

Step 3: Click on ‘Manage Extensions’.

Read Wall Street Journal manage extensions

Step 4: Click on ‘Load unpacked’.

Read Wall Street Journal load unpacked

Step 5: Select the downloaded file and click on select.

Read Wall Street Journal uploading extension file

Step 6: Make sure all the options are ticked and click on ‘save’.

Read Wall Street Journal bypass paywalls option

Step 7: You have it, Enjoy!

How To Read Wall Street Journal, NY Times, etc For FREE Without an Extension

A little secret that giants like the NY Times understand that most other newspapers don’t is that the vast majority of readers won’t bother to do this simple step to read the paid articles for free. So can you read NY Times, HBR, etc for free without an extension? Of course, you can. Here’s how:

NOTE: This method no longer works on Wall Street Journal. It works for NY Times, Wired, and several other websites.

Step 1: Go to and click around till you see a story with a key icon next to the headline. These are stories you have to have a subscription to read. Click on the story headline.

Step 2: On the story page, highlight and then copy the story headline.

Step 3: Paste the story headline into the Google search box at your browser’s top right. Click through.

Step 4: On the Google search results page, click on the story’s headline again.

Step 5: Boom, you’re done. Repeat as necessary.

If you have any confusion, you can drop a comment down below. In the meantime, you can read these articles.

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Suraj Chaudhary is the founder of HighApproach, a student, a web designer, and a writer who is figuring things out.

12 thoughts on “How To Read Wall Street Journal, NY Times, etc For FREE”

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    • Hey Primal,

      Thank you for your comment. I checked on the second method, and it turns out that it does not work only for Wall Street Journal. The second method is still effective for websites like NY Times, Wired, The New Yorker, etc.

      I’ve updated the article as you suggested.

      Thank you for letting me know.


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