The New York Times said Thursday that it would begin hosting the
popular blog FiveThirtyEight and make its founder, Nate Silver, a
regular contributor to the newspaper and the Sunday magazine.
Mr. Silver, a statistical wizard, became a media star during the
last presidential election season for his political projections
based on dissections of polling data. He retains all rights to
FiveThirtyEight and will continue to run it himself, but “under
the banner and auspices of NYTimes.com,” The Times said in a