Fivethirtyeight

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 FiveThirtyEight.com, 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

    … became publishers in their efforts to reach consumers outside traditional ad formats. Let’s not forget actual publishers. There was plenty of new content from them, too, with new sites including Vox and FiveThirtyEight launching and outlets from BuzzFeed to National Journal putting more resources into deeply reported and overseas coverage. Here…

    Lucia Moses/ Digidayin Social Content- 19 readers -
  • Today in Tabs editor Rusty Foster: ‘2014 was a terrible year!’

    … and FiveThirtyEight launched, and they were very much parallel. People were treating them in the same way, and I feel like they shook out very, very differently, especially in those two cases. How so? Ezra Klein went off and joined a team, an already-established company, in Vox. It’s done pretty well. I don’t necessarily keep track of pageviews…

    Caroline Bottger/ Digiday- 15 readers -
  • Nate Silver’s model shows digital video winning for FiveThirtyEight

    … said it was going to take a year or two before really taking off. Friends in the media business said it was going to take a while, too. I somehow thought that we were special, but we weren’t. But we really feel like we’re hitting on more cylinders now: We have very in-depth coverage of the midterm elections, great coverage of Peyton Manning, great…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 11 readers -
  • Revived EveryBlock Looking to Work With Community News Sites

    … EveryBlock is back in business under its new operator, Comcast. Re-launched in Chicago last January and in Philadelphia in August, it will be expanding to five more cities this year. Here, Comcast Local Media Director Paul Wright defends the old EveryBlock — shut down in 2013 by previous operator NBC Universal (which Comcast acquired in 2009…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 16 readers -
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