Nate Silver Takes Shot at Vox for Aggregating NYMag’s Cosby Story
Burn level: sabermetric.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) July 27, 2015
New York released the bold and unavoidable cover last night, for a story in which all 35 of Cosby’s accusers speak out, quickly capturing the attention of the Twittersphere. Vox had it aggregated before long, which to some was a gaudy condensation of months of work into quick clickbait:
How one magazine spent 6 months and untold resources creating a feature that artfully condemns a rapist, summed up by Vox for clicks.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 27, 2015
Amazing Vox piece (written in New York, I assume from the graphic) about the accusers of Bill Cosby: https://t.co/eNdGttETCS
— Prof Jeff Jarvis (@ProfJeffJarvis) July 27, 2015
Silver and Vox have beef, not just as direct competitors who entered the data-brand business at the exact same moment; Silver has accused Vox of “aggregating” (stealing) his charts and graphs before.
Here’s the cover:
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) July 27, 2015
[Image via screengrab]
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