The New York Times will now host FiveThirtyEight, and the site’s founder, Nate Silver, will contribute to the paper. This doesn’t have anything to do with Kentucky news, but we do often reference FiveThirtyEight’s political analysis, and it looks like Silver will help process data at the paper of record.

Along with his contributions to the newspaper and Sunday magazine, Mr. Silver will also work with the journalists and software developers who create interactive graphics for NYTimes.com.

Silver adds this:

There are two particular reasons why we felt the Times was the best home for FiveThirtyEight. On the one hand, I very much see what we are doing as a type of journalism, in the sense that it consists of doing original research on a timely basis to help inform the public discourse. Thus, 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. On the other hand, the terrific work of their graphic and interactive journalists was a major draw. The new blog should look and feel great, and should be substantially more robust and feature-rich than the simple, one-page design that we have now.

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