Nate Silver And A General Theory Of Media Exodus | Jack Shafer

07/22/2013 06:05 pm ET | Updated Sep 21, 2013

The defection of statistics-wrangler Nate Silver from the status peaks of the New York Times for the flatlands of ESPN and ABC News puts a dent in the newspaper's self-esteem and the orthodox view that for journalists, a Times position equals career success.