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FiveThirtyEight is an American political blog, written by Nate Silver and currently hosted by the New York Times, that analyzes polling data. Originally, the site was launched anonymously in 2008 after Silver had been posting statistical poll analysis as an anonymous diarist at the liberal blog Daily Kos, beginning in late 2007. Silver revealed his…

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Ken Doctor    
When people talk about explanatory journalism, the focus is on new players like Vox and FiveThirtyEight, or on giants like the Times and the Post. But can connecting the dots trickle down to the local level?
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Alberto Cairo    
The data visualization expert argues that FiveThirtyEight and Vox have overpromised and underdelivered — and that they need to treat their data with more scientific rigor.
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Ken Doctor    
The mobile-first, obsessions-driven business news site from Atlantic Media has a lot of new competition — but it also has some opportunities for growth.
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Mark Coddington    
Plus: The Upshot and the explanatory journalism wave, Slate’s new membership model, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.
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Caroline O'Donovan    
“Is there a way to take some of the knowledge that people at The New York Times already have that ends up on the cutting room floor, and put it in front of readers?”
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Mark Coddington    
Plus: The pushback against Vox and The Intercept, Twitter’s data buy, and the rest of this week’s news and tech must-reads.
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Mark Coddington    
Plus: Facebook’s bet on virtual reality, Netflix and AT&T’s net neutrality debate, and the rest of this week’s news in journalism and tech.
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Ken Doctor    
The product is compelling and a big step forward for The New York Times in a number of ways. But can a $2-a-week iPhone app compete with the free and open web?
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Mark Coddington    
Plus: Debating Twitter’s publicness and the ethics of quoting tweets, robot journalists, and the rest of the week’s news about journalism and the web.
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Mark Coddington    
Plus: Edward Snowden calls for greater security online, Tim Berners-Lee calls for a web Bill of Rights, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.
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Justin Ellis    
“There is this kind of band of oddballs like me who’ve been scouting around the fringes for a while and have some sense of what feels like it might be handy.”
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Ken Doctor    
Can you raise more money for the news by harnessing the power of social sharing — and making the impact of journalism a little more clear?
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Ken Doctor    
Even though much of the digital advertising market is dire for news operations, a confluence of factors are making it easier than ever to build something new online.
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Dan Kennedy    
Does the idea of giving up some control and moving to a federated, networked model of journalism bother some media executives?