TAPinto Greater Olean, the online news site staffed by St. Bonaventure University journalism students, shattered its record for monthly web traffic in November.
The site received 32,932 page views during November, topping the old record of 22,786 from March 2017. The total is more than the combined population of Olean, Allegany and the St. Bonaventure University student body.
November’s traffic numbers were driven by stories students wrote about a double homicide in Clarksville, local elections and St. Bonaventure men’s basketball games.
Students report, write and edit news, feature and sports stories for TAPinto Greater Olean as part of the Jandoli School’s Journalists’ Workshop course, which is taught by Anne and Richard Lee. The students gain real-world journalism experience, and the site provides the Greater Olean area with news about people and activities in local communities. The students use a variety of digital tools, including a TAPinto platform, social media, podcasts and video.
TAPinto Greater Olean is the only university-owned site in TAPinto’s network of more than 80 independently owned and operated local news websites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida.