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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  • Contently Comic: Sponsored Insanity

    … to get more exposure in the 90s by putting its logo on Houston Astros uniforms? Just imagine how poorly those scenarios would’ve ended. (And while the rest of the world may be used to seeing brands stamped on soccer kits, that hasn’t always worked out so well, either.) For last week’s Contently Comic, Joe Lazauskas wrote about “Snapchat Syndrome…

    Jordan Teicher/ The Content Strategist- 18 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- 14 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- 10 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- 9 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- 14 readers -
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