Carl Bialik

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Carl Bialik is an American journalist, best known for his work for The Wall Street Journal's web site, and the paper itself. He is also a co-founder of the growing online-only Gelf Magazine.[1] In late 2013, Bialik was hired by Nate Silver at[2]

At, Bialik was the creator and writer of the weekly Numbers Guy[3] column, about the use and (particularly) misuse of numbers and statistics in the news and advocacy. It launched in early 2005.

He was also the co-writer on the Web site's blog-like Daily Fix[4] column, which bills itself as "a daily look at the best sportswriting on the Web."

His regular column at Gelf, which skews toward a meta-journalism focus but also includes many humorous, sports and political articles, was Blurb Racket, which pulls back the curtains on the critic quotes in movie and book advertisements, mainly by comparing them directly with the actual reviews they come from.

He has also written for The Monitor (Uganda), Media Life Magazine, Yale Alumni Magazine, Arabies Trends, Sports Illustrated, The Yale Herald, Yale Scientific Magazine, CareerBuilder,, and has published 5 scientific papers as of 2013.[5]

He is a graduate of Yale University and was the valedictorian of the class of 1997 of the Bronx High School of Science. He is a New York native.[citation needed]