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Thursday, January 23, 2014

New York Times Researcher Amanda Doyle

VIllanova English major Amanda Doyle (class of 2010) was featured in a recent New York Times' article about Olympics researchers.  According to the article, "There are a lot of athletes, who are covered more widely than ever, without a lot of spare time to talk about their lives to the NBC researchers preparing background material. Sometimes, a researcher might need to speak with 30 or 40 athletes in a weekend, said Amanda Doyle, whose portfolio includes speed skating."  "The researchers," says the article,"are enamored of stories that, when they come upon them, are not in the mainstream;"  because much of the research goes unused, "the big payoff for researchers is hearing a nugget of information they unearthed used during a broadcast."  Click here to read the full article.

Amanda Doyle with fellow researchers.