Nate Silver

Nathaniel Read "Nate" Silver (born January 13, 1978) is an American statistician and writer who analyzes baseball (see sabermetrics) and elections (see psephology). He is currently the editor-in-chief of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight blog and a Special Correspondent for ABC News. Silver first gained public recognition for developing PECOTA, a system for forecasting the performance and career development of Major League Baseball players, which he sold to and then managed for Baseball Prospectus from 2003 to 2009.In 2007, writing under the pseudonym "Poblano", Silver began to publish analyses and predictions related to the 2008 United States presidential election.
Posts about Nate Silver
  • Why Moving From Data-Driven Marketing to Insight-Driven Marketing Makes Sense

    … marketing's profile inside a company, better use of data and reporting helps marketers make the transition from the role of brand center to the source of insight," states Laura Ramos from Forrester. A good example of insight is the prediction of the Obama win by Nate Silver who accurately predicted 49/50 states. He was insightful enough to pay attention…

    MarketingProfs- 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- 16 readers -
  • It’s hard out there for a hipster sex mag

    … One night last month a group of stylish young literary types gathered for a reading at KGB Bar in Manhattan’s East Village for its True Story Series, a weekly literary event that draws on different types of media to redefine the boundaries of nonfiction. The readers, however, weren’t your typical MFA wonks: Porn star Stoya was on hand…

    Caroline Bottger/ Digiday- 11 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- 13 readers -
  • Best American Infographics 2014

    … by Drew Skau 1 min ago Filed Under: Updates Last year, The Best American Infographics book was a sweeping success because of its beautiful graphics, informative data visualizations, and great design. At first glance, this year’s edition promises to be just as great with an introduction by Nate Silver and a beautiful cover by Carl DeTorres…

    Drew Skau/ Visual.lyin Twitter- 12 readers -
  • ESPN’s Bill Simmons suspension backfires online

    … with brand-name political journalist Nate Silver, recruiting him away from The New York Times. But not even Silver has the name recognition Simmons does. There’s a module on ESPN.com’s homepage that reads “BILL SIMMONS PRESENTS GRANTLAND.” What a post-Simmons Grantland would look like is unclear. While ESPN owns the site outright, it’s uncertain what…

    John Mcdermott/ Digidayin Social Twitter- 9 readers -
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