Two things on my mind here at SXSW: my recent participation in an NBCUniversal event in New York where Jessica Alba talked about her business, and listening to Nate Silver here at SXSW. It’s got me thinking about how social allows a new take on celebrity endorsement. read more
The featured session, Media & The Personal Brand – ESPN, Grantland & 538, featuring ESPN’s Bill Simmons and Nate Silver, had a full room early afternoon on Saturday of South by Southwest Interactive 2014. Simmons and Silver talked about...Show More Summary
Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight will relaunch March 17, ESPN president John Skipper announced at South by Southwest as he introduced Silver and Grantland’s Bill Simmons for a panel on personal media brands. News! Based on @NateSilver538‘s calculations, there’s a 90.617854% … Read more
AUSTIN, Texas — Data whiz and nerd demigod Nate Silver revealed a slew of details about his site FiveThirtyEight's new home on ESPN during a conversation with Grantland's Bill Simmons here at SXSW on Saturday afternoon The biggest piece...Show More Summary
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Time.com's Jack Dickey, writing for Time, has a profile of Nate Silver, the data maven who will be bringing his number-crunching digital publication, FiveThirtyEight, to ESPN later this month. There's plenty of good stuff in there (for subscribers) about ESPN's courtship of Silver. Read more...
Nate Silver told TIME that he applies his data-centric methodology to hiring as well as modeling, and noted that he has graphed the nation’s political commentators and created a special “crap quadrant” for the America’s “worthless” opinion writers
In an excerpt from a story about Nate Silver’s planned relaunch of FiveThirtyEight.com, Jack Dickey writes about Silver’s hiring practices. Silver graphs potential employees: The bottom two quadrants belong to the dregs of American journalism: on the left, sportswriters … Read more
With the Oscars fast approaching, it's time to finalize your bets on which films will take home the night's top prizes. Ahead of the night's broadcast, ABC enlisted ESPN number-crunchers Nate Silver and Walter Hickey to analyze some trends from past years. Show More Summary
This morning, in the walk-up to its broadcast of the 86th Annual Academy Awards, ABC brought out ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver and its general editor Walter Hickey to share results of their controversial number crunching...Show More Summary
ABC analyst Nate Silver is better known for his politics and baseball stat work than his Oscar predictions, but he shared some data-driven observations about best picture winners this morning on George Stephanopoulos.
It may be that the greatest contribution in Nate Silver's young life may not be the PECOTA system he developed for evaluating baseball players and projecting their future contributions, the accuracy of his 2012 election forecasts orShow More Summary
So did you happen to see Nate Silver's essay in the March issue of ESPN The Magazine? Silver, the renowned data analyst whose FiveThirtyEight blog will relaunch soon, offered his view on why the NFL hasn't incorporated sports analytics as much as other sports. Show More Summary
Call it Harvard Business Review meets Tumblr: LinkedIn is expanding its publishing efforts beyond essays from a few hundred hand-selected business leaders to original pieces from its broader membership. LinkedIn is initially allowing 25,000 members to post pieces to the site. Show More Summary
The New York Times has been building a new politics and data team to replace Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog. UCLA political scientist Lynn Vavreck will be a regular contributor. Plus more.
Three years ago, in his New York Times blog FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver took a brief but deep dive into how Carmelo Anthony—contrary to conventional NBA wisdom—actually makes his teammates better. Because he is able to score from anywhere...Show More Summary
True story: One of the first Baseball Prospectus events I ever did was at a Giordano's in Chicago back in 2003. It was Rany Jazayerli, Nate Silver and myself. (What ever became of those guys anyway?) During the Q&A, someone asked a question about a young Phillies prospect. Show More Summary
Should Nate Silver be worried? No. Per a report by India’s Zee News, TheFiveFortyFive.com is the brainchild of six current Columbia Journalism students. They are all of Indian heritage, and the single-subject focus of this new enterprise...Show More Summary
Lately, there’s been a lot of coverage of well-known journalists launching their own Web sites or going it alone with their existing ones: Glenn Greenwald, Nate Silver, Ezra Klein, and the All Things Digital crew come to mind. Now there’s an unlikely addition to the field: Bill Keller, the former executive editor and columnist of the Times. Show More Summary
Interactive: Two brothers' quest to Nate Silver the Sochi Winter Olympics How many medals will the U.S. walk away with at this year's Winter Olympics? What about perennial runner-up China? Two brothers, Dan and Tim Graettinger, think they have the answers, and you'll be surprised to hear how they got them. Read Full Story