TORONTO, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The Toronto Star is launching an unprecedented initiative today that will see the nation's most-read newspaper offer free digital access to post-secondary students across Canada in the months leading up to the October federal election.
Starting today, the offer will be available to the two million students attending hundreds of Canadian colleges and universities, providing them with exclusive coverage, information and analysis to help inform their decisions in the October 21 election.
Post-secondary students from accredited Canadian schools need only to sign up at www.thestar.com/Vote2019Offer by using their official university or college email account.
Once registered, they will have access to award-winning content on thestar.com, generated by hundreds of reporters, editors and columnists in bureaus across the nation. This offer is also extended to current school faculty.
"The Star was built on a guiding principle of civic duty. This offer is a continuation of that," said John Boynton, Publisher of the Toronto Star. "We want to give Canada's newest generation of voters full access to quality and award-winning news coverage that can help them make their decision on Election Day.
"For many students, this election will be their first chance to have a say in federal politics," Boynton added. "It's our goal to provide these students with full and easy access to information on the key issues and people in this critical vote. Accuracy, fairness and quality journalism are essential for the Star, especially now when trust and transparency matter more than ever. By offering this exclusive access to students from May 9 to October 31, the Star is looking to empower these new voters with trustworthy information to help them decide how to cast their ballots."
About the Toronto Star and thestar.com
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Its businesses include the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper, six regional daily newspapers in Ontario including The Hamilton Spectator; English-language StarMetro newspapers in several Canadian cities; more than 80 weekly community newspapers in Ontario; flyer distribution services; and digital properties including thestar.com, wheels.ca, save.ca, toronto.com and a number of regional online sites and eyeReturn Marketing. Torstar also holds a majority interest in VerticalScope, a North American vertically-focused digital media company.
SOURCE The Toronto Star
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