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Topic: FiveThirtyEight

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

Data would have done in the show

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.…

The Personalities Behind the Latest News Websites—An Explainer

Vox, The Intercept, FiveThirtyEight

'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…

How Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight Will Tackle the News

Site will include infographics, videos and even films

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

Nate Silver Staffs Up at New FiveThirtyEight Blog

Site to relaunch with ESPN as partner in 2014

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…

Nate Silver Dumps New York Times for ESPN

FiveThirtyEight wunderkind joins forces with sports giant

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

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