|Amanda Doyle with fellow researchers.|
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.