Top 10 FiveThirtyEight Staffers on Twitter

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Math, love it or hate it, it’s all around us. Even good reporting makes use of data to back up its findings. Nate Silver created FiveThirtyEight in 2008 to highlight the use of statistics in predicting the outcome of the 2008 elections. Today, the site still takes advantage of advanced statistics and analyisis but has expanded to cover politics, economics, science, life, and sports. This list includes the Top 10 FiveThirtyEight staffers on Twitter, ranked by number of Twitter followers. Using Cision’s media database, we compiled the list based on Cision’s proprietary research. All numbers were pulled May 6, 2015.

1.  Nate Silver – Editor in Chief – 1,181,637



2. Ben Casselman – Chief Economics Writer – 21,313



3. Mona Chalabi – Lead Writer, DataLab – 11,613



4.  Walt Hickey – Lead Writer, Lifestyle – 10,158



5.  Harry Enten – Senior Political Writer & Analyst – 9,279



6.  Neil Paine – Senior Sports Writer – 8,848



7.  Benjamin Morris – Senior Sports Writer – 8,474



8.  David Firestone – Managing Editor – 6,680



9.  Carl Bialik – Lead Writer, News – 5,947



10.  Allison McCann – Visual Journalist – 4,845



[Image courtesy of FiveThirtyEight on Facebook]

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