Silver has little time for conventional journalism. After working as The New York Times’ in-house analyst, Silver is today launching a new form of his FiveThirtyEight with ESPN. Though he claims to hate the term “data-driven” journalism, Silver’s project is all about statistics. From sports and politics to lifestyle and science, FiveThirtyEight aims to cut past the flowery language and get to the cold, hard facts. His new project puts him at the head of a 19-strong team, meaning he’ll have to transition quickly from big-hitter to successful player-manager.
Source: New York Magazine