John Keefe is a graphics/multimedia editor at the New York Times. Before the coronavirus pandemic he was the investigations editor at Quartz and also led the Quartz AI Studio. Prior to Quartz, Keefe was Senior Editor for Data News at public radio station WNYC, leading a team of journalists who specialized in data reporting, coding, and design for visualizations and investigations. He ran WNYC's news division for nearly a decade.
A self-described "professional beginner," Keefe is the author of Family Projects for Smart Objects: Tabletop Projects That Respond to Your World from Maker Media, which grew from his effort to make something new every week for a year. He also runs a product tinkering and teaching company called Really Good Smarts LLC.
Keefe teaches classes about online investigations, data journalism, machine learning, and journalism products at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Keefe also has led classes and workshops at Columbia University, Stanford University, the New School University, New York University, and was an Innovator in Residence at West Virginia University's Reed College of Media. Keefe blogs at johnkeefe.net and tweets as @jkeefe.