Nate Silver on politics, tablets on planes, and other Friday links

New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blogger Nate Silver — author of the just-published “The Signal and the Noise” — tells Adweek:

After the election I hope to increase the share of nonpolitics stuff that I’m doing on the blog. I kind of realized after writing this book that I don’t particularly like politics that much. I definitely like elections, as they’re fun to forecast and to watch evolve, but I don’t particularly like the day to day of politics or some of the people who end up getting involved.

Charlie Warzel asks Silver how he gets his news. “I have 500 people I follow on Twitter,” he says. “They’re more data-driven but made up of both liberals and conservatives. If you’re keeping yourself in the bubble and only looking at your own data or only watching the TV that fits your agenda then it gets boring.”
* Can Nate Silver predict the election again? (

More morning reading:
* Cornell student blasts New York Times for fact-checking failure in college bars story. ( | Times editor’s note (
* Onetime Obama challenger John Haywood sues student journalists for libel. (
* Quartz editor: We want to be funny where possible, but not gratuitously snarky or flip. (
* WSJ’s Mike Sielski discusses his “replacement reporter” story. (
* Some airlines are using iPads and other tablets for in-flight entertainment. (
* New York Times biz desk “rising star” Evelyn Rusli jumps to the Wall Street Journal. (
* Jim Brady: Awl piece on Digital First Media had numerous errors and mischaracterizations. (
* Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang unveils major restructuring. (
* Marissa Mayer’s plan to save Yahoo sounds familiar. (
* After an extraordinarily long career with Reuters, Bernd Debusmann puts in his last day. (
* Gannett’s Tallahassee paper slaps reporter’s byline on lightly rewritten state tourism agency’s release. Read the release, then the story.