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Memo to Hyperlocal Editors: You Too Can Be a Nate Silver

Tom Grubisich

Memo to Hyperlocal Editors: You Too Can Be a Nate Silver

As I watched Nate Silver achieve such success analyzing numbers during the election, I asked myself: Can hyperlocal news sites learn anything from FiveThirtyEight? The question is pertinent because numbers of all kind — far beyond those from polling and elections — are gushing from local governments, but not many of them are showing up in meaningful ways on community sites…