25 posts and columns on Nate Silver
I think, editorially, a big decision is the stories you don’t cover. The things you don’t say is just as important as what you do. Because when you lend a weight of authority to a story just by covering it, that affects the way people perceive that story and the way it sometimes even plays out.
– Nate Silver, speaking at the Online News Association’s annual conference in Atlanta
I hope people don’t take the forecasts too seriously. You’d rather have an experiment where you record it off from the actual voters, in a sense, but we’ll see. If it gets really weird in 2014, in 2016, then maybe I’ll stop doing it. I don’t want to influence the democratic process in a negative way.
– Nate Silver, to a Washington University audience, suggests that he might stop writing the FiveThirtyEight blog if it starts to influence election results
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News ByteNew York Times Web producer Eric Owles, who just posted this image to Instagram. Owles describes the other winner of Tuesday’s election as “disappointingly sober.” Wong, by the way, describes itself as an “Asian” restaurant. It’s very good.