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

    … ABC News will continue to incorporate Facebook Live into its coverage of the 2016 presidential election on Election Day itself. The partnership between ABC News and Facebook Live resulted in 28 million video views during the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention and 24 million during the three presidential debates…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 20 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- 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- 18 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

    … 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- 15 readers -
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