Usenet News Conferencing

Usenet NEWS (netnews) is the other popular method of providing for asynchronous conferencing on the Internet. It can be fun and it can be informative. But beware, as it can also be offensive if you look for offensive material.

The best way to access Usenet NEWS at Penn State is through a nntp client such as Trumpet Newsreader or InterNews. Be aware that you will need a Penn State access account to post to Usenet NEWS.

Penn State neither censors nor authors information found on Usenet news. (CAC disclaimer)


Many Penn State courses utilize a local form of Usenet NEWS for course-related conferencing. The local system is called CLASSNEWS. A document is located at

This page is maintained and made available for educational use by Dr. Gerry Santoro,