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John Keefe

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.

John Keefe is the Senior Editor for Data News & Journalism Technology at WNYC, New York Public Radio. Keefe infuses WNYC's journalism with data reporting and interactive news applications, including census analysis, map mashups, news charts and SMS-based crowdsourcing projects. 
Keefe builds maps and interactives using a combination of his own coding and free, online tools. In the spirit of public media, and in the public interest, Keefe also shares his processes so that others might learn from and build on them.
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 two Wisconsin daily newspapers, as science editor for Discovery Channel Online and as president of a small digital production company.

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. 

 

 

John Keefe appears in the following:

We're Charting Your Thoughts on Climate Change

Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Yorkers' opinions are as diverse as the city itself — from hopelessness to optimism to disbelief.  

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Cool Enough For Ya?

Friday, August 15, 2014

The number of scorchers this year is down drastically from years past. The mercury has reached 90 degrees just four days this summer, while New York City typically experienced at least 15 hotter days in each of the past four years. 

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Breaking Down Rangel's (Slim) Lead

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Congressman Charlie Rangel has declared victory in New York's 13th congressional district Democratic primary. But he only leads Adriano Espaillat by about two thousand votes, and a significant number of absentee ballots have yet to be counted. WNYC political reporter Brigid Bergin and Data News team's John Keefe break down the politics and data of the super-close race.

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Puerto Rican Voters Could Elect the First Dominican Congressman

Friday, June 06, 2014

WNYC

State Senator Adriano Espaillat is gaining big-time support in the race to represent East Harlem's congressional district, which has some of the city's highest concentrations of Dominican and Puerto Rican voters. But he’s up against major seniority: Rep. Charlie Rangel, who’s been serving Harlem for 40 years. 

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Clock Your Sleep: Findings and Teams

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

As a group, the over 4,600 Clock Your Sleep participants got more sleep in the fourth week than in the first week fo the project. WNYC's data news team senior editor John Keefe discusses the findings from the first month of the project. Plus, sleep team captains leading a two-week challenge to get an extra hour of sleep join the conversation to pitch why you should join their sleep team. 

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Clock Your Sleep With WNYC

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

John Keefe, head of the Data News team at WNYC Radio explains how people can track their sleep with WNYC -- and takes calls on the potential benefits of the quantified self.

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Six Facts That Will Change The Way You Think About Sleep in New York

Monday, March 31, 2014

A few great reasons to clock your sleep with WNYC: if you're sleepless in the city you're more likely to get robbed in the subway — or catch a cold. 

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Help Us Crack a Case of Albany Corruption: The $3 Million Mystery

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

WNYC

There’s a new report out that alleges corrupt misdeeds in Albany, including hidden campaign expenditures and bundles of contributions made to non-profits connected to lawmakers. Among the many findings, one stood out to us: A non-profit, housed in a New York City storefront, has received $3 million in funding from state lawmakers to provide medical services, but doesn't appear to have offered much in the way of services.

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1,021 Reasons Why This Family Built a Computer Just to Play Minecraft

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Minecraft is the mega-popular video game that is all about building. It's sort of like Legos for the digital set. John Keefe, head of WNYC's data news team, channeled his family's Minecraft mania into a creative building project for the real-world: He and his daughter put together a computer from scratch so they could have a machine dedicated to the game. 

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A New Tool to Help Shed Light on DHS

Friday, October 25, 2013

Former Congressman Lee Hamilton told Brooke that the best way to get answers from the Department of Homeland Security is for constituents to put pressure on their representatives in Congress. Now the Data News Team at WNYC has created a tool to help do just that. Bob speaks to John Keefe, WNYC's Senior Editor for Data News and Journalism Technology, about the new tool, and how listeners can use it to do their own investigative reporting.

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Analyzing the Primary Election

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WNYC

It was quite a primary election. The powerful City Council speaker who led the mayoral race for much of the summer came in a distant third. Three famous -- and famously disgraced -- politicians begging for a second chance were defeated. And a Brooklyn liberal skyrocketed out of nowhere to grab 40 percent of Democrats' votes for mayor.

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Yes, Manhattanhenge. But also Park Slopehenge

Friday, July 12, 2013

You've no doubt heard of Manhattanhenge -- when the sunset lines up with Manhattan's grid twice a year, a la Stonehenge. But it turns out there's also a Greenpointhenge. And a Park Slopehenge.

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Government Surveillance: How Worried Are You?

Friday, June 07, 2013

So the government's tapping vast amounts of internet data and tracking phone calls. How concerned are you?

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Mapped: Subway Stations With Wi-Fi Underground

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.

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The Cicadas Are Coming!

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!

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Swarmageddon: Join Our DIY Cicada-Tracking Events!

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.

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Mega-Commuters Take Manhattan

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

WNYC

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.

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SEE | Sandy by the Numbers

Monday, January 28, 2013

We've collected key numbers around the Sandy story, three months after the storm.

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Area of Expected Flooding Rises for NJ

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.

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Play | Town Hall Debate Bingo!

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.