Nate Silver and his ilk have proven they can predict elections with high accuracy, so maybe it’s time to move on from focusing on the forecasts. I know Republicans will likely control Congress come January, but now I need to know what that means.
With the launch of The Upshot from the New York Times, there are now three major sites going after the “explanatory journalism” market. Each has its own unique flavor, but is the market for that kind of content really large enough to support that many sites?
The New York Times is launching The Upshot, a new site that its editor says will offer a combination of data journalism and explanatory reporting — and also try to go head-to-head with new high-profile projects like Ezra Klein’s Vox and Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight
Vox, the new explanatory journalism site from former Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, launched on Sunday and it does many things well — including a design based on information “cards” that looks good on a mobile device. But it faces some significant challenges
Lara Setrakian, a former foreign correspondent for ABC News, started Syria Deeply because she believed that a news site focused on a specific topic would fill a need in the journalism marketplace — and she is planning to expand that idea with other sites like Arctic Deeply
Former New York Times blogger Nate Silver launched his new data-driven site FiveThirtyEight on Monday morning, but can he find a broad enough — and deep enough — market for the kind of number-oriented explanatory journalism he wants to focus on?
An increasing number of new-media startups — and even new projects by existing media outlets — are aimed at bringing context, background and analysis to the news instead of just trying to be the first to report something, and that’s a very beneficial development
Ezra Klein and the team behind the popular politics blog Wonkblog just launched a viral site called Know More. It’s “an effort to break the slow web into parts that work for the social web,” Klein says.
Would-be data scientists should work with data up close rather than book learning, says TheFiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver. Although a stats course won’t hurt.
Super data analyst Nate Silver talks about his plans for the new-and-expanded FiveThirtyEight blog from ESPN. Anyone wanting Silver to run in with in-game analysis or predictions might be disappointed.