Full text access is available to the Washington Post and New York Times through their online websites, the Databases A-Z list, or through their item records in VCU Libraries Search (Washington Post | New York Times). Access is handled differently for each paper:
Washington Post: When connected to the campus network, you can go directly to washingtonpost.com and receive full content access without having to log in. However, to save articles, subscribe to newsletters, use the app, or to access articles when off the campus network, you can create a Washington Post account with your VCU email to activate individual access.
New York Times: Users can activate their free NYT Academic Pass account by going to accessnyt.com when connected to the campus network. Once activated, the academic pass is valid through the student’s year of graduation; faculty and staff passes are valid for four years, and can be renewed.