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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

From left, Dylan Shane 19 and Sam Factor 19, the founders of WalterPicks, an AI-powered fantasy football tool. The pair made the algorithm in a machine learning class in 2019, but have since expanded it to a popular app and TikTok brand.

Fantasy football tool started by alumni finds big audience

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor August 31, 2022
Not only has WalterPicks, started by Ithaca College alumni Sam Factor ’19 and Dylan Shane ’19, found an audience, but it has been 17% more accurate than ESPN and Yahoo.
Senior Jack Curran sits at his desk as editor-in-chief of The Ithacan. Curran conducted research on digitial news outlets and their revenue strategies.

Commentary: Online publications seek new revenue strategies

By Jack Curran April 29, 2015
As publishers focus on finding new ways to bring in revenue, reporters and editors cannot let the quality of the journalism they produce decline.
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