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…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 18 readers -
  • Contently Comic: Sponsored Insanity

    … oblivious, inconsiderate, and money-hungry. In May, FiveThirtyEight ran an interesting analysis of podcast sponsors, and when I was looking through the data while researching this article, I couldn’t stop shaking my head. A few fit their sponsors very well. (WWE bought some ad space during “The Steve Austin Show – Unleashed!”) Most did not. (Do you think…

    Jordan Teicher/ The Content Strategist- 21 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- 17 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- 14 readers -
  • Bing Predicts More Than 95% Of The Senate, House & Governor Elections

    While some may be surprised with just how red the U.S. elections went last week, it appears Bing knew all along. Following last Tuesday’s national elections, Bing announced it had predicted more than 95 percent of the called races for state Governors, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. We did better head-to-head than renowned forecasters including Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.

    Amy Gesenhues/ Search Engine Land- 16 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

    … their cities provide as it helps illuminate trends that in turn can potentially shape the direction of their cities. An important distinction here, though, is that unlike leading data journalism sites like Vox or FiveThirtyEight, EveryBlock itself does not draw its own conclusions about the data – we simply want to make the data accessible for people…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 15 readers -
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