Nate Silver

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. 

Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight Resurfaces Just in Time for March Madness

Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight is back up today with predictions for the forthcoming NCAA tournament, tabbing Louisville as the odds-on favorite even though the Cardinals are only a fourth seed in the tourney.

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.

Is ESPN Ready to Embrace Big Data?

Nerd convention. Dorkapalooza. Geek heaven. Just a few names that were bandied about last weekend to describe the annual gathering of sports' intellectual cabal at MIT's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

A math major with a specialty in abstract mathematical concepts like combinatorics, Ben Liang envisioned a future as a financial analyst—outside of academia, a natural career path for number crunchers and the same route his dad had taken.

It’s the Data, Dummy: Obama Re-Elected, but Nate Silver Knew That Already

It's finally over. After nearly two full years of fringe candidates, mudslinging, punditry and speculation, Barack Obama won re-election this evening, made official by Mitt Romney's concession just before 1 a.m. ET. 

This Is What the Digital Election Looks Like

The digital election. The Twitter election. First we speculated, then we declared it to be true.