Does it prove "without the subway alums, the ND national TV fan base is not top 25"?
Originally Posted by lawhokie
...it's an OPED piece: if it is really true that Notre Dame really draws more northeastern viewers than Penn State + Rutgers, or "Without the subway alums, the ND national TV fan base is not among the 25 largest in the country," then why not provide some proof? Surely this data is not outside of the realm of investigation for a journalist. I have no idea who Jacob Schoor is, or why anything he says should be given any weight at all. None of the article includes a quote, a single bit of nielsen data; nothing. I wouldn't give this article any more credibility than anything you can read on any message board today; which is none at all.
There is absolutely no integrity, research or effort of any kind, or governance for these types of articles. It's just some guy's thoughts. Would it be so hard to make a few calls and try to get a quote? Some AD somewhere would say something. I mean, if it were my job to generate sports articles, I'd put at least a little bit of effort into it. At least when the Big Twelve twitter mafia was generating fake information, the fake information seemed to be the result of some investigation!
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