Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight Blog Replaced by “The Upshot”

NYT The Upshot

via Reuters/Carlo Allegri

The New York Times had to replace Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog with something, right? It looks like they’ve finally settled on The Upshot.

Quartz’s John McDuling writes, “David Leonhardt, the Times’ former Washington bureau chief, who is in charge of The Upshot, told Quartz that the new venture will have a dedicated staff of 15, including three full-time graphic journalists, and is on track for a launch this spring. ”

During the 2012 elections, the Nate Silver FiveThirtyEight blog drew 20% of all the traffic to the New York Times website. The Upshot hopes to gain the notoriety that FiveThirtyEight did. The Upshot will also be featured in Times print editions.

Looks like we’ll have to wait for the spring to see the data from The Upshot. For now, you can read more about The Upshot on Quartz.



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