Oct 22, 2006
I forgot to scribe a post about this so I might as well do it now while at work. Friday morning, at the time I slept in and was running late so I graced my e-mail quickly before taking a shower. Oddly enough I got my first media request! As everybody knows I’m a pretty low key guy. I wake up in the morning, eat my toast, and work my humble job I’m over qualified for. Apparently Sam Eifling a writer/researcher for Harper’s Magazine e-mailed me looking to discuss with me the numbers on the bauercount.com website I maintain.
At the time I was really apprehensive about contacting Sam. I personally was not very familiar with Harpers and upon first glance didn’t seem like the type of Magazine that would be for my target audience. With talking with my friends I thought I would be “counterpoint” for a violence on TV piece. After thinking about it I decided to give him a call and see how it goes.
I was running a bit late for work so I got in my car with my laptop with my e-mail and the count cached if I needed it and gave him a call. Sam was a really cool guy to be honest. In Harpers they do a piece where they used numbers and some how link them together somehow and Sam was just verifying the count is accurate. He wanted to use “38″ in the piece for how many kills Jack got in season 5. He asked me some questions and I answered them. He also said full credit would be provided.
Overall it was a pretty positive experience. Clearly he could have just used the information but it’s nice to see the press verify their sources. AS SEEN HERE the information on the count was used in a print publication in the past. Shame they didn’t verify their source thus printed TOTALLY incorrect information. Now I’m happy to say the information on the site is about 99.9% accurate thanks to the help of many. Regardless keep an eye open for next month’s Harper’s Magazine, I will be.