State College newspaper prints 7,500 more papers after selling out Monday's run

Centre Daily Times

Centre Daily Times Executive Editor Bob Heisse says the newspaper in State College, Pa., sold out of Monday's issue marking the death of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. The press run was 32,500 — compared to 18,000 on a typical day — so the newspaper has printed another 7,500 copies. (The paper is also selling posters of Monday's front page.) Its website exceeded 500,000 page views Monday, among the top few traffic days ever for the site — all of which have stemmed from news about the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State. "Our highest Web day was 880,000 page views on Nov. 9, the day Paterno announced his retirement and then was fired later in the night," Heisse tells me via email. "The next day topped 700,000. ... Today is soaring and we're about to start live video streaming of the Penn State Faculty Senate meeting." || Earlier: Penn State’s Daily Collegian worked through the night to publish special Paterno sectionPennsylvania’s front pages pay tribute to Joe Paterno

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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