In Nate Silver's s table-setting piece for FiveThirtyEight, he stressed the value of data and said it's "time for the news to get a little nerdier." In the past year, FiveThirtyEight has done that, making data central to advancing every story on the site - be it written, visual or video. Join Silver and moderator Robert Krulwich after the world premiere of the new FiveThirtyEight short film “Shock the World," about the unlikely election of Jesse Ventura to governor of Minnesota, when he discusses the current boom in available data and how it impacts storytelling, politics and everyday life, as well as how data can help to debunk false narratives as they percolate across the media.
Nate Silver is a leading statistician and best-selling author known for his unique brand of creativity, journalism and statistical analysis. He is the founder of the website FiveThirtyEight, which provides data-driven coverage of politics, in addition to covering sports, economics, culture, science and technology. Silver Nate established his credentials as an analyst of baseball statistics, developing PECOTA, a system which predicts player performance and career development, before gaining national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the results of the presidential election in 49 of 50 states. He was among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2009.
Robert Krulwich is co-host of WNYC's Peabody Award-winning Radiolab, asking big questions on science, philosophy, and the human experience. For 22 years, Krulwich was correspondent at ABC and CBS News, and has been called “the most inventive network reporter in television” by TV Guide. He has pioneered creative and compelling new modes of explaining complex and varied subject matter, and has been honored with many awards, including several Emmy’s, a George Polk, the 2010 Essay Prize from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, the AAAS Science Journalism Award, the Extraordinary Communicator Award from the National Cancer Institute, and an Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award.