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John Keefe

John Keefe is the Senior Editor for Data News. He's part of WNYC's Data News Team, which helps our journalists use and analyze data and also builds interactive maps, charts and data-driven 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.

 

 

Keefe also teaches in the Journalism + Design program at The New School university in New York.

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 work 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. He is a former member of the Online News Association board of directors and was an advisor in the creation of CensusReporter, a data tool for journalists. 

 

 

John Keefe appears in the following:

What's in the Air as You Cycle City Streets?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fine particles of black carbon are linked to a wide array of heart, respiratory and other health problems. WNYC and Columbia want to know how those air particles affect bike commuters.

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Where New York City Kids Are Not Getting Vaccinated

Friday, April 03, 2015

WNYC is the first to obtain access to vaccination rates in the largest public school system in the U.S. And now, you can look them up.

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'Just Vote Already' Boosts Bronx Turnout

Monday, March 30, 2015

WNYC
WNYC's get-out-the-vote experiment in one election district yields promising results.

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6 Killed in Metro-North Crash in Westchester

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A crowded Harlem Line train crashed into a Mercedes SUV in Valhalla on Tuesday evening, creating a fatal explosion — and the deadliest incident in the railroad's history.
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De Blasio Warns of Historic Blizzard

Monday, January 26, 2015

The mayor says accumulation could hit three feet, with winds gusts of 50 miles an hour, making for one of the nastiest snowstorms on record.

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Bored and Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Wed, Jan. 14 | SOLD OUT. Join New Tech City for a digital detox that will help you reclaim the time you spend on your phone and use it to rediscover the creative benefits of boredom.

NYPD Arrests Increase Slightly

Monday, January 12, 2015

Latest NYPD stats show an increase in total arrests last week, but tickets are still dramatically lower than last year.

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Resisting Arrest in Black and White

Friday, December 12, 2014

WNYC
Records show police are far more likely to file resisting arrest charges against blacks than whites — another sign of the troubled relationship between communities of color and the NYPD.

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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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