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The Clicker Top 10: Sex sells

At the end of 2007, I wrote about the most-clicked articles on Crosscut during our first nine months of existence. A job applicant recently asked which Clicker stories were most popular. Had to do some research. Here's what the Crosscut Mother Database tells us are the most popular stories from other media that we've posted. Yes, sex and scandal, preferably both together, do seem to sell:

At the end of 2007, I wrote about the most-clicked articles on Crosscut during our first nine months of existence. A job applicant recently asked which Clicker stories were most popular. Had to do some research. Here's what the Crosscut Mother Database tells us are the most popular stories from other media that we've posted. Yes, sex and scandal, preferably both together, do seem to sell:

At the end of 2007, I wrote about the most-clicked articles on Crosscut during our first nine months of existence. A job applicant recently asked which Clicker stories were most popular. Had to do some research. Here's what the Crosscut Mother Database tells us are the most popular stories from other media that we've posted. Yes, sex and scandal, preferably both together, do seem to sell:

  1. A new figure in the D.B. Cooper mystery: a Bonney Lake, Wash., flight attendant (New York, Oct. 22, 2007)
  2. Dan Savage is stepping aside as editor of The Stranger (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sept. 22, 2007)
  3. Melinda Gates: 'In terms of seeing the whole picture, she's smarter' than Bill (Fortune, Jan. 17, 2008)
  4. Of three prominent University of Idaho grads whispered of being gay in the '60s, only Larry Craig survived (Idaho Statesman, Dec. 30, 2007)
  5. Dana Milbank: Sen. Larry Craig's four dumb mistakes, including his 'wide stance' (Washington Post, Aug. 29, 2007)
  6. The NYT is expected soon to dish dirt about Seattle Symphony's maestro (Seattle Weekly, Dec. 13, 2007)
  7. Newly relevant: Past claims that Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has engaged in homosexual activity (Idaho Statesman, Aug. 28, 2007)
  8. A UW honor student, 20, is implicated in the rape and slaying of her roommate in Italy (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Nov. 6, 2007)
  9. Pepper Schwartz: Family and friends are supportive of her book about sexual adventure (Seattle Woman, Oct. 6, 2007)
  10. Booth Gardner's 'last campaign': to end his own life (The New York Times Magazine, Dec. 1, 2007)
  

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