A chaste scoop has prompted major buzz around The Quadrangle student newspaper at Manhattan College. According to The New York Times, a recent front-page piece outlining the school president’s support for a student abstinence organization received three times the normal traffic on the paper’s Web site and briefly became the talk of the campus.
According to the paper’s EIC:
It was the biggest story we broke all semester. You don’t normally get that kind of buzz around the student newspaper, where people are like, “Oh, my God, I’ve got to see this!”
Just goes to show you: It’s not just sex that sells in the college press. Nice feeder for a localized story?