Multi-platform license for education institutions

A choice of platforms

Our multi-platform education licence allows groups of ten or more users to have unlimited access to FT journalism via and third party news aggregation platforms.

Academic users of third party news aggregation services without an FT licence can currently access FT content 24 hours post publication. From 1 August 2013, these users will be able to access FT content that is 30 days post publication and will need to purchase a licence for anything more recent via these channels.

The price of an FT licence is based on the number of users, not the technology platforms used to access the information. Even if you use multiple channels, you only pay once to access FT content.

To view article text on a partner platform, you will need to be a corporate licence holder. Otherwise, users will be directed to read the article on

FT Licensed Channels in the Academic Market

FT Channel Partner Provide 30 day embargoed access Provide unlimited access to FT Licensed clients
Cedrom SNI Yes Yes
Dow Jones Factiva (via ProQuest) Yes Yes
LexisNexis Yes Yes
NewsBank Yes
ProQuest Yes

Buying an FT Education Licence does not include a subscription to any of the third party services listed above. Please contact the relevant organisation(s) directly to subscribe to their service(s). If your chosen platform is not listed, the FT will work to establish a licence agreement with that company.

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