FiveThirtyEight, Degree Team Up for Native Ads About Stephen Curry’s Crazy Skills

The first native ad effort for FiveThirtyEight, ESPN's data-focused politics and sports site, fittingly showcases the science behind how athletes and fans move using research from Degree.

How FiveThirtyEight Adapted Its Election Model to Predict the Next Oscar Winners

FiveThirtyEight, the ESPN-owned data-driven news site, has become famous for its accuracy in predicting the outcomes of the past two presidential elections.

If Facebook Likes Were Votes, This Is How the 2016 Presidential Race Would Play Out

FiveThirtyEight has partnered with Facebook to gauge the popularity of the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates—in terms of likes.

Nate Silver: ‘Trump Has More of a Chance Than Bernie’ of Winning a Nomination

Specs Current gig Editor in chief, FiveThirtyEight, a Disney/ESPN property Previous gig EIC, FiveThirtyEight, a New York Times property

David Simon: HBO Would Pass on The Wire if I Pitched It Today

Despite being considered one of the greatest TV shows of all time, The Wire probably would have died on the vine if creator David Simon were pitching the concept today. Chalk it up to the industry’s slavish devotion to audience metrics. 

The Personalities Behind the Latest News Websites—An Explainer

'Tis the season for the personality-driven news site—and little wonder. A recent eMarketer study revealed that adults last year spent more time with digital media than TV, newspapers and magazines combined. Meanwhile, Pew Research Center reported that news sites generate $800 million to $1.2 billion per year in revenue, and total ad revenue grew 16 percent last year.

How Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight Will Tackle the News

News organizations have always treated data as simply a complement to the news, but freshly relaunched FiveThirtyEight is flipping that idea on its head.

Nate Silver Staffs Up at New FiveThirtyEight Blog

Since taking his talents—and FiveThirtyEight blog—from The New York Times to ESPN over the summer, Nate Silver has been busy putting together “[his] own Moneyball team” of editorial staffers in anticipation of the site’s relaunch next year.

Nate Silver Dumps New York Times for ESPN

The New York Times has let statistics wunderkind Nate Silver slip from its grasp, much to the delight of ESPN and ABC News.