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

    … and one vice presidential debate. On Election Day, Nov. 8, ABC News said its curated Facebook feed will feature livestreams from anchors and correspondents throughout the day at key polling locations and candidate parties, as well as commentary from ABC News Election headquarters in New York. Comments, questions and conversations from viewers via…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 31 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- 24 readers -
  • 5 things we learned about content in 2014

    …’ traffic. The other six measured referral sources, including Twitter, reddit and LinkedIn, each drove less than 1 percent of traffic. The implications for publishers are potentially profound; beyond the risk of being so dependent on a single source for traffic, people who come to publishers’ sites from social media tend to be less engaged than those…

    Lucia Moses/ Digidayin Social Content- 20 readers -
  • Today in Tabs editor Rusty Foster: ‘2014 was a terrible year!’

    … media ecosystem. With more than 9,500 subscribers, the newsletter reaches the inboxes of media glitterati on both coasts: From Fast Company (where it is hosted) to BuzzFeed, and The New York Times to the Daily Dot, Foster’s newsletter is a must-read for industry insiders. Foster takes it all with a grain of salt (and a flair for surfacing the hate…

    Caroline Bottger/ Digiday- 17 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- 14 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- 18 readers -
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