Nate Silver predicts that half of his FiveThirtyEight newsroom will be developers within five years.

Nate Silver’s advice to young journalists: Learn to code now

Nate Silver has two tips for young up-and-coming journalists: Work your ass off and learn how to code. Silver, the well-known statistician and founder of FiveThirtyEight, sat down with GeekWire this morning and offered up advice for those looking to establish themselves in the journalism world. While knowing how to write and report are obviously important… Read More

Microsoft Research's David Rothschild.

Microsoft’s version of ‘Nate Silver’ dishes out data-backed predictions for 2014

You may have heard of Nate Silver, a well-known statistician and editor of the FiveThirtyEight blog who correctly picked the winner from all 50 states in the 2012 presidential election. David Rothschild, though, hasn’t garnered quite as much attention. But the Microsoft researcher has a prediction resume that’s nearly as impressive and he’s offered some interesting insights into… Read More


Study: Gain more Twitter followers by being confident with predictions, not accurate

Here’s a way to get more Twitter followers: Exude confidence. That’s the finding from a study done by a pair of doctoral candidates in economics at Washington State University who analyzed more than one billion tweets during the 2012 baseball playoffs and the 2013 Super Bowl. Jadrian Wooten and Ben Smith created a software program that looked at… Read More