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ESPN May Sell or Spin off Nate Silver's Fivethirtyeight

ESPN is exploring multiple options for the future of Nate Silver’s Fivethirtyeight that include a possible sale of the property, Variety has confirmed. Other options on the table include handing it over to another Disney entity, like ABC News. 149 more words


ESPN Exploring Sale of FiveThirtyEight

By the time mid-term election season really heats up, Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight will in all likelihood have a different platform than ESPN. The Big Lead has learned that ESPN is exploring its options to sell or otherwise divest from the brand. 372 more words

Media Gossip/Musings

The Signal and the Glittery Mayhem that distracts us

Silver, N. (2012). The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t. New York: The Penguin Press.

In my memory Nate Silver has been in the news quite often since the 2008 election. 494 more words

Book Review

The Alabama Senate Election

Nate Silver over at 538 has a terrific article on current polls and their wide range of predictions in the Alabama Senate special election, which is being held today. 21 more words

Government Crash Course

The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Fatted Ram, Part 1

Over the long weekend, both the New York Times and the Washington Post published lead articles on the diminishing public profile of Jared Kushner. The timing may have been a coincidence, but the pieces had striking similarities. 1,288 more words


Laughing Into the Abyss

I spent the balance of October 2016 burning through all five seasons of Breaking Bad, so when the election returns rolled in on the night of November 8—with Donald Trump unexpectedly winning one critical swing state after another—the  1,087 more words