On Sept. 28, Nate Silver – renowned statistician, founder and Editor-in-Chief of ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight – was a guest at ESPN’s most recent, employee-only “Newsmaker Speaker Series” in Bristol, Conn.
Following his presentation, Silver sat down with Front Row and discussed FiveThirtyEight’s growth since joining ESPN and its role within the company. Additionally, he provided an inside look at his team’s relentless work covering this year’s tumultuous presidential election, particularly the inaugural presidential debate, which took place two days before his visit.
FiveThirtyEight continues to set traffic records across the board. Last month, the site’s election forecast was the most popular piece of individual content across all of ESPN’s web properties. Readers can follow FiveThirtyEight’s Presidential Election coverage – including Sunday’s debate – on the team’s live blog as well as through various in-depth articles and interactive charts and the FiveThirtyEight Elections podcast.
FiveThirtyEight’s podcast crew continues its run of live shows in advance of November’s election. Tonight, Chicago’s
Athenaeum Theater is host to the FiveThirtyEight podcast.
Samantha Baron produced the above video.
Amy Phillips contributed to this post.