FiveThirtyEight, the forthcoming site from ESPN that will be edited by Nate Silver, has named Andrei Scheinkman (pictured) deputy editor and director of data and technology. Scheinkman was most recently data editor for The Huffington Post. Show More Summary
Will Leitch chats with former Wall Street Journal “The Numbers Guy” columnist Carl Bialik, who recently joined Nate Silver’s FiveThirty Eight: Will Leitch “You follow web culture the way that I do and I feel like, one of the [reasons] I find myself rooting so hard for you guys [at FiveThirtyEight is] I feel like … Read More
When the U.S. drew Germany, Portugal, and Ghana for its 2014 World Cup group, the immediate consensus was that we were totally boned. But is it possible, after rigorous quantitative analysis, that we are less than boned? Read more.....
I’d guess we have 12-18 months until the population develops herd immunity to ‘viral’ headlines. http://t.co/x2GLKF6K8i — Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) December 7, 2013 The tweet above is a small moment of hope in a sea of upworthiness. Meanwhile, I cannot get Derek Walcott’s equation of poetry and prayer out of my mind. Nor Jay Parini’s […]
Must-read: Meet The Nate Silver Of Education. Bruce Baker Will Bring Sanity To Reform Hype TechCrunch on Rutgers' Bruce Baker, who writes the School Finance 101 blog: Like Nate Silver's influential and statistically nuanced election forecast blog posts, Baker has gained notoriety for reexamining data to trounce the conclusions of reformy happy-talk. Show More Summary
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is the final broadcast of the tournament on ESPN before the rights move to Fox in 2018. draw.With interest in soccer and the relevance of the United States Men's National Team reaching new heights, ESPN will make sure that even soccer novices are informed of the World Cup draw. Show More Summary
Ben Casselman is joining FiveThirtyEight — the yet-to-launch ESPN site to be edited by Nate Silver — as its chief economics writer. Caseelman comes to the site from The Wall Street Journal, where he had worked since 2006. Casselman most...Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Last July, I noted that Nate Silver thought Republicans would probably end up with 50 or 51 Senate seats after the 2014 election. This, of course, was before the Obamacare rollout generated a surge of ill-will towards Democrats. Show More Summary
As a person who often suffers from analysis paralysis, I’m attuned to the incredible wealth of data that is available to marketers. In his great book The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver discusses some of the challenges that data points present to all statisticians. read more
After Nate Silver, Brian Stelter, and a few other high-profile employees left The New York Times in the past few months, concerns were abound about a "brain drain" at the "paper of record." Today, the NYT hit back at those concerns in a big way. Show More Summary
Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. FiveThirtyEight Adds Managing Editor, Others (FishbowlNY) FiveThirtyEight, the upcoming site to be helmed by Nate Silver, has added to its staff. The big names: Mike Wilson is joining as managing editor and Kate Elazegui is coming aboard as creative director. Show More Summary
ESPN | SaintPetersBlog Tampa Bay Times Managing Editor Mike Wilson will be managing editor of Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com, which plans a relaunch under ESPN’s auspices next year. Super excited to have @mwilsontimes lead the 538 newsroom. He’ll be an … Read more
Mike Wilson resigns as managing editor at Poynter’s Tampa Bay Times to join Nate Silver’s 538. (espnmediazone.com) Ben Wrobel: I love Slate, but its Facebook feed is testing my patience. (medium.com) St. Petersburg political/media blogger offers to remove negative content in exchange for money. (tampabay.com) New York Post manufactures a “stupid” … Read More
FiveThirtyEight, the upcoming site to be helmed by Nate Silver, has added to its staff. The big names: Mike Wilson is joining as managing editor and Kate Elazegui is coming aboard as creative director. Below are the details, along with...Show More Summary
In traditional decision making, the metrics that impact the bottom line will almost always take precedence over the underlying drivers of change. The reasons behind a purchase decision fade into insignificance when you can deduce what a customer will buy … Continue reading ?
Congrats to my partner and colleague, Josh Brown, for making this list of 40 Under 40 — The Most Innovative People (Business Insider). It is a pretty awesome list, with the likes of Nate Silver (FiveThirtyEight) Banksy (graffiti artist), David Karp (Tumblr founder), Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed founder) Marissa Mayer (CEO Yahoo), Kevin Systrom (Founder of Instagram),...Read More
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WASHINGTON — The ace political and baseball prognosticator Nate Silver titled his book about prediction and statistical mastery “The Signal and the Noise.” Rarely has it been more important to distinguish between the two than in the uproar over the launch of the Affordable Care Act. As Silver put it, “The signal is the truth. [...]
Former New York Times polling blogger Nate Silver appeared on This Week With George Stephanopoulos and augured the narratives that would most impact the 2014 midterm elections, predicting that both the government shutdown and the troubled Obamacare rollout could complicate congressional races.