FiveThirtyEight is a polling aggregation website with a blog created by Nate Silver. Sometimes referred to as 538, the website takes its name from the number of electors in the United States electoral college. Established on March 7, 2008, as, in August 2010 the blog became a licensed feature of The New York Times online and was renamed FiveThirtyEight: Nate Silver's Political Calculus. In July 2013, ESPN announced that it would become the owner of the FiveThirtyEight brand and site, and Silver would become editor-in-chief. The ESPN-owned FiveThirtyEight began publication on March 17, 2014.During the U.S.
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  • ABC News, Facebook Live Gear Up for Election Day

    … Facebook will be incorporated into coverage. Anchored coverage will begin at 7 p.m. ET, with Nightline co-anchor Dan Harris, anchor Amna Nawaz and contributor LZ Granderson, as well as other ABC News contributors and political voices, including analysis from FiveThirtyEight. Also in New York, Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan…

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  • Contently Comic: Sponsored Insanity

    …, a company will slap its name on it and hope the exposure will get you to slap down a credit card to buy something in the future. But pursuing exposure for exposure’s sake is rarely a healthy approach. Brand lift comes down to fit. Case in point: Even though it’s unlikely that FIFA will ever get to sponsor a podcast about business ethics, we can all…

    Jordan Teicher/ The Content Strategist- 22 readers -
  • 5 things we learned about content in 2014

    …). Audience development got hot. The audience development role gained resources and stature, reflecting the recognition that as social media replaces the home page for many online surfers. A smart distribution plan is critical to a digital publishing strategy. Following the lead of digital natives like Upworthy and BuzzFeed, publishers also began…

    Lucia Moses/ Digidayin Social Content- 17 readers -
  • Today in Tabs editor Rusty Foster: ‘2014 was a terrible year!’

    … or income, but it terms of how often Vox shows up in my feed? How often does FiveThirtyEight show up in my feed? They are very different. FiveThirtyEight never shows up. I have no idea what they’re publishing. It’s Nate Silver, which is actually sort of weird. He went off and did his own thing completely. That difference really shows as far as what the two…

    Caroline Bottger/ Digiday- 14 readers -
  • Nate Silver’s model shows digital video winning for FiveThirtyEight

    … Seven months after launching FiveThirtyEight as an standalone site under ESPN, founder Nate Silver is bringing his data-flavored journalism to video. On Wednesday, Silver and FiveThirtyEight unleashed the first episode of “Signals,” a documentary film series that aims to tell compelling stories with data and analytics at the forefront…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 10 readers -
  • Revived EveryBlock Looking to Work With Community News Sites

    … and will be making it much easier for the writers and readers of the 75 million WordPress sites out there to share and discover EveryBlock content. Not all data is equal. Meaningful numbers about the progress of minority academic achievement in, say, Philly or Chicago public schools is likely to be more valuable to users than tallies of overturned…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 15 readers -
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