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Forecasts once again substantially underestimated the extent of support for Trump. But does that mean they failed?
There’s good evidence that some people find predictive models like FiveThirtyEight’s confusing, and an argument that they might keep people from voting. But 2016’s scars shouldn’t mean that voters have to be kept in the dark.
Our analysis finds a 99 percent chance someone will still complain about it.
It’s like the readers going to a watch party or trivia event, but with less effort — perhaps literally by staying at home.
Plus: HBO buys in, ESPN brags condescendingly, big networks scale back, and Call Your Girlfriend plots its future. Also, gifs.
Plus: PRX expands, WNYC shuffles, NPR stagnates, Dirty John adapts, Macmillan strategizes, and Gimlet parties.
Plus: Radiotopia’s Millennial comes to a close, another podcast-to-TV adaptation, and reaching the growing audience of young, middle-class Latinos.
Plus: The outlook for podcasts following the election; Radio Ambulante signs a deal with NPR; a Serial spinoff.
As “second screen” offerings from TV networks mushroom, online outlets are jostling for attention with live shows of their own.