John Keefe

Investigations editor, Quartz

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John Keefe is the investigations editor at Quartz and leads the Quartz AI Studio. Keefe also teaches classes on product prototyping, design, and development at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and runs a product tinkering company called Really Good Smarts LLC. Before joining Quartz, he was senior editor for data news at public radio station WNYC, leading a team of journalists who specialize in data reporting, coding, and design for visualizations and investigations. He was previously WNYC’s news director 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. Keefe has led classes and workshops at Columbia University, Stanford University, the New School University, and New York University. He also has served as an Innovator in Residence at West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media. Keefe blogs at and tweets as @jkeefe.