Sex on campus: Columnists, events gain popularity
Sex has always been a part of college life, but conversations about the three-letter word have become more public on many campuses in the last decade.
Most college newspapers, magazines or blogs have a regular sex columnist, and some campuses have entire publications dedicated to the topic. Many colleges now host "sex weeks" to explore topics like sexual health, LGBT issues, the intersection of love and religion, or the "hook-up culture" on many campuses. (I just received a press release from Biola University, a Christian college in Southern California that will host its very first sex week this month.)
Daniel Reimold, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Tampa, has been following this trend for years and wrote the book, "Sex and the University: Celebrity, Controversy, and a Student Journalism Revolution." As part of his research he read more than 2,000 sex columns written by 120 student journalists at schools of all types and sizes. He also runs the popular student journalism blog College Media Matters.
Dan and I will be online Thursday afternoon to answer questions from readers about sex columnists, college sex weeks, student journalism and any other questions you might have. Please send us your questions!
| February 10, 2011; 12:46 PM ET
Categories: Campus Media | Tags: Campus Overload Live
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