John Keefe

John Keefe is a Senior Data & Visuals Editor at CNN on the Climate Crisis team. He was previously a Graphics/Multimedia Editor at the New York Times, where he contributed to the coronavirus pandemic coverage awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Before the 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 blogs at and tweets as @jkeefe.