On the new FiveThirtyEight, some vestigial Times
Nate Silver's relaunch of FiveThirtyEight today marked the site's first official day as an ESPN brand. But remnants of Silver's time as a data wonk at the Times remain.
The site includes an archive of many, but not all, of the FiveThirtyEight articles published when it was a Times brand, dating back to 2009. Several are even bylined by the current head of the Times' impending data venture The Upshot: David Leonhardt.
Times graphics editor Kevin Quealy also makes appearances in the archives, as well as Thomas Schaller, a professor of political science at the University of Maryland who contributed to the site when it was part of the Times, and Andrew Gelman, professor of statistics and political science at Columbia University.
Capital reached out to both Silver and the Times about the specifics of the arrangement and whether it's a licensing deal or Silver retained the rights to publish the material outside of the Times. We'll update you as we learn more.
See the full archives here: http://goo.gl/0DsWI3