John Keefe is the Senior Editor for Data News & Journalism Technology. He's part of WNYC's Data News Team, which helps our journalists use and analyze data, and also builds interactive maps, charts and database projects. He tweets at @jkeefe.
Previously, Keefe led WNYC's news operation for nine years and grew its capacity for breaking news, election coverage and investigative reporting. His career also includes time as a police reporter at the Wisconsin State Journal and the Racine Journal Times, as science editor for Discovery Channel Online and as president of a small digital production company.
Keefe is a member of the board of directors at the Online News Association.
John Keefe appears in the following:
Thursday, April 25, 2013
New York will have to wait until 2016 for Wi-Fi in all underground subway stations — putting it years behind other American cities like San Francisco, Boston and Chicago as well as international cities like Singapore and Hong Kong.
Monday, April 01, 2013
The last time Cicadas appeared in NYC, the Brian Lehrer Show was called "On the Line," there was no such thing as an "embedabble map," and WNYC's Data News team didn't exist. Luckily that's all changed. John Keefe of WNYC Data News discusses their latest project: Cicada Tracker. WNYC is asking citizen scientists around the region to build a detector that reports back soil temperatures. When we begin to see consistent readings of 64° we'll know the cicadas or on their way!
Monday, April 01, 2013
Bursting broods of bugs and ... beer? Believe it! The 17-year cicadas are coming, and Radiolab is inviting armchair scientists, lovers of nature and DIY makers to help predict the emergence of cicadas by building a homemade sensor and sharing your observations.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Do you travel at least 90 minutes and 50 miles to get to work? The U.S. Census Bureau calls you a "mega-commuter" — and you're not alone.
Monday, January 28, 2013
We've collected key numbers around the Sandy story, three months after the storm.
Friday, December 14, 2012
New flood maps for New Jersey predict water levels to climb several feet higher than previous estimates when major storms strike the state.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Watching the presidential town hall debate? Why not watch and chat with us while we play interactive debate bingo! Get a fresh card, fill in your tiles as the candidates (or moderators) call out your terms, and tweet out when you've got a winner. Got beef with what constitutes a tile? Come chat it out or hash it out at #debatebingo.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Watching the debate tonight? Why not watch and chat with us while we play interactive debate bingo! Get a fresh card, fill in your tiles as the candidates (or moderators) call out your terms, and tweet out when you've got a winner. Got beef with what constitutes a tile? Come chat it out or hash it out at #debatebingo.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Hurricane Isaac, which delayed the start of the GOP convention, made landfall late Tuesday. It hit near the mouth of the Mississippi River at about 6:45 p.m. and sidestepped New Orleans, which marked the 7-year anniversary of Katrina Wednesday. Track Isaac here, with each new forecast from the National Hurricane Center.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
You know how your corner of Twitter reacted to last week's Supreme Court decision, but how did *everyone* on Twitter react?
As an experiment, and to tinker with some new tools, the WNYC Data News team tried to find out.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Not so fast, Congressman Charles Rangel.
That triumphant victory speech made just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday night may have been premature. As the numbers in the 13th Congressional district continue to trickle in -- Senator Adriano Espaillat seems to have mounted a more formidable challenge to the long-serving incumbent than many first thought.
Monday, May 07, 2012
Former state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada is currently facing charges that he looted around a half million dollars from the nonprofit Soundview Healthcare Network, but it is far from the first time the politician has had brushes with the law. WNYC created an interactive look back at Espada's fraught history with the rules dating back to 2000.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney won the New York primary with 63 percent of the vote. But as expected, turnout was low - Romney won with 100,000 votes statewide out of 160,000 votes cast in total.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
It isn’t just that the former Massachusetts governor won in all three votes convincingly, it’s that he did well in so many different kinds of place in Patchwork Nation’s geographic/demographic county breakdown.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 102 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Illinois’ 10 types of county – from the wealthy Monied Burbs to the rural agricultural Tractor Country counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the primary comes in.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Voters turned out Tuesday to vote in ten primaries across the country. Mitt Romney hoped the returns solidify his front-runner status, as his challengers tried to show the race for the GOP nomination is far from over. Track returns, broken down county by county, from Alaska to Vermont.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 83 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Michigan's nine types of county – from the wealthy Monied Burbs to the Service Worker Center counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the primary comes in.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 15 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Arizona's six types of county – from the Service Worker Centers to the rural agricultural Tractor Country counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the primary comes in.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi is on trial for using a webcam to spy on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in 2010. Use our timeline to catch up on the events leading up to the trial, and get updates as the case proceeds.
Friday, February 10, 2012
When the Maine caucuses results come in, they'll appear right here. The vote in Maine isn't broken down by county -- we'll only get the statewide totals for each candidate. Since our Patchwork Nation communities are based on counties, we won't be able to break down the vote by community type for Maine.