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August 20, 2009

Ordering Papers

NIE is digital! The News & Observer Newspapers in Education program now offers an exact replica of The News & Observer online - FREE to students and teachers for classroom use!

In The News & Observer's primary delivery area (Wake, Durham, Orange, and Johnston counties), print editions are still available for a charge of 25 cents each, but in other counties where delivery costs have become even more exorbitant, schools can only order e-editions.

You can register, sign up for subscriptions, manage your account and access the e-edition from our new website.

Here's an overview of the registration process:

Step 1: Click here to start. Click the "Sign Up" button. Select a teacher login and password for security purposes. This is the login you will use to manage your orders. Later you will create a login for you and your students to use to access the e-edition. You will also enter your name and school email address.

Step 2: After you see the "New Account - Thank You" page, you'll need to check your email inbox for an activation link. The email will have the subject line "Please activate your new account." Click on the link in the email to activate your account.

Step 3: You should now see the main menu page of the NIE teacher registration system. Click on the "Place new order" button to place your order.

Step 4: From the next screen, you will select your school and the calendar on which you teach. If yours is a 12-month position in a year-round school, select track 5. Enter your phone number at the school, the grades you teach, and the TOTAL number of students you teach.

Step 5: The Subscription Schedule screen allows you to determine how long you want your subscriptions to last. Enter your start and stop date and days of week you want to order. The default will be the day you order through the last day of the school year. Next, choose a username and password different than the teacher login that you created in step one. This login and password will be used by you and your students to access the free e-edition from school or home. If you choose to use the e-edition you must order a minimum of 10 copies. You will login to the E-edition from the blue box in the middle of the NIE home page.

NOTE: If receiving print copies of the newspaper is an option in your county, you'll need to select whether you want the free E-edition only or if you want to order print copies on one or more days of the week at a cost of 25 cents per copy. You will need to indicate the number of copies you want (minimum of 5 copies for print). Then agree to the terms listed and select Continue. If you selected print copies, payment of 25 cents per copy will be due at the time of the order. It is payable by credit card only.

Step 6: You will now see a Subscription Confirmation page outlining the details of your subscription. If everything looks good, click "Submit Order" to finalize your order. You will receive an email confirmation of your subscription as well - AND - you will have immediate access to the e-edition through a link that is provided! If you ordered print copies, your confirmation will also serve as a receipt.

NOTE: If you selected the print option, please allow 5 working days to process your order and start your newspaper delivery.

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