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Nate Silver "Still Going To Be Covering Politics" After ESPN Move

Nate Silver appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" today and discussed his move to ESPN and his data-driven approach to journalism. Silver: "The idea is to cover a whole range of topics where data-driven journalism can be helpful. ... I was in sports before I covered politics. We're still going to be covering politics." He said in terms of using data, sports coverage "has come a long way ...  in baseball in particular." Silver: "One great thing about baseball is that it's probably the world's best data set" (NPR.org, 7/26).