Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight will relaunch March 17, ESPN President John Skipper announced Saturday at South by Southwest as he introduced Silver and Grantland’s Bill Simmons for a panel on personal media brands.
News! Based on @NateSilver538‘s calculations, there’s a 90.617854% chance we’re relaunching FiveThirtyEight on March 17.
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) March 8, 2014
While talking about leaving The New York Times and deciding to partner with ESPN, Silver criticized old media brands for being “being slow on their feet and not having entrepreneurial spirit.” They have no concept of return on investment, he said.… Read more