ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – TAPinto Greater Olean set a new record for web traffic in February with 11,787 unique page visitors, more than double the site’s monthly average 4,970. The highest previous monthly total was 11,137 in June 2016.
St. Bonaventure University launched TAPinto Greater Olean in January 2016 as part of the Jandoli School of Communication's Journalists’ Workshop experiential learning course. Journalism students cover the communities surrounding St. Bonaventure as well as the university itself.
St. Bonaventure is the only university in the nation to partner with TAPinto, a network of 61 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York. Columbia Journalism Review and MediaShift have written about the school’s use of a TAPinto franchise to teach journalism.