'Collegiate Times' Earns Attention, and Plaudits, From Other Journalists

April 18, 2007

National Public Radio is among news organizations that have profiled — and praised — Virginia Tech’s student newspaper, The Collegiate Times, which has become a crucial source of information for other reporters covering Monday’s events.

The paper’s online edition, said NPR’s Larry Abramson, has grabbed “international attention” — indeed, on Tuesday The New York Times’s home page linked to the student publication’s list of confirmed victims of the shooter. Mr. Abramson also pointed out that Collegiate Times staff members know how to mine Facebook for information inaccessible to many older reporters who are unfamiliar with the social-networking site.