NY Times to feature FiveThirtyEight politics blog
Friday 04 June 2010
The New York Times said Thursday it will begin hosting the popular political blog FiveThirtyEight on its website later this year.
FiveThirtyEight.com, which was launched in March 2008, will be incorporated into the political news section of NYTimes.com this summer, the newspaper said.
It said FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver, a polling expert whose blog has gained a widespread following among political junkies, will continue to oversee the blog and begin contributing articles to The New York Times.
"Nate won considerable recognition during the 2008 presidential campaign for his timely and prescient reports on the electoral races and on public opinion," New York Times executive editor Bill Keller said in a statement.
"We look forward to his unique perspectives on statistics, covering a wide swath of issues relating to politics, culture and sports."
FiveThirtyEight.com will continue to exist as a separate blog but under the banner and the auspices of NYTimes.com.
Silver, in a post on his blog, said he had entered into a three-year partnership agreement with the Times.
"The Times' unflinching commitment to quality journalism makes for a natural fit, and I expect that the relationship will evolve in exciting ways as FiveThirtyEight is incorporated into a 'traditional' newsroom setting," he said.
Silver said he expected FiveThirty-Eight.com to move to NYTimes.com in early August.
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