John Keefe, Quartz

John Keefe


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Past articles by John:

Have you been asked to promote questionable coronavirus claims?

Quartz wants to hear from internet influencers who've been approached with fishy requests. → Read More

The stock market turmoil is the “biggest,” “largest,” and “worst,” but not so much the “safest”

Financial journalists have been sharpening their stock market superlatives. → Read More

Utopia or dystopia? Your day, prescribed by CES —

Tomorrow's tech may make your life wonderful. Or hellish. → Read More

Journalism gets hacked » Nieman Journalism Lab

"A group of hackers and law-enforcement officials ran a simulation of what an Election Day cyberattack might look like. One of the hackers' first moves? Hacking trusted news websites and social media accounts, allowing the bad guys to spread false narratives quickly." → Read More

Why so much investigative journalism gets published in December —

Some of the most powerful stories will drop in December, thanks to a Pulitzer Prize deadline. → Read More

Rudy Giuliani’s security company gets an “F” for website security

The president's cybersecurity adviser doesn't maintain even the most rudimentary security protocols. → Read More

Warn your conservative parents about gold and silver schemes at Thanksgiving

A Quartz investigation found that 45 million Facebook ads fueled schemes to trick retirees out of their savings. → Read More

The six ways Facebook employees want to fix its political ad problem

The ads should be more truthful, less targeted, and more obvious, they say. → Read More

We give our most intimate details to sex, pregnancy, and fitness apps. Here’s how they use it

Apps like MyFitnessPal, What to Expect, and Fitness Buddy share your personal information with the likes ofFacebook and Google. → Read More

Follow the 2019 Indian politics with Quartz’s Twitter bot

This twitter bot allows you to see the likes, follows and unfollows of India's most important political figures. → Read More

How to buy into journalism’s blockchain future (but this time in only 33 steps) » Nieman Journalism Lab

Five months after its failed token sale, Civil is back with a revised, streamlined process. If you're not an experienced cryptocurrency trader, though, it'll still take you a while. → Read More

Announcing the Quartz AI Studio, designed to help journalists use machine learning

We plan to use AI to help research several stories in 2019 → Read More

Help track voting problems for the 2018 midterms

A bot by Quartz will relay reports to journalists across the US. → Read More

How to buy into journalism’s blockchain future (in only 44 steps) » Nieman Journalism Lab

Blockchain-and-journalism startup Civil aims to build a decentralized infrastructure for news, and you can invest in their vision. It just might take you a while. → Read More

Scooped by AI » Nieman Journalism Lab

"I'm not talking about computer-generated stories about earthquakes, earnings reports, or sports scores. These will be stories on your beat, written by humans who understand how to use machine learning to aid their reporting." → Read More

Announcing Quackbot, a Slack bot for journalists from Quartz and DocumentCloud

Quartz and DocumentCloud are teaming up to give journalists convenient access to tools that make their work easier, better, and a little more fun. Together we're releasing Quackbot, which performs tasks useful to reporters, editors, and news producers right where so many of us work all day—inside Slack. In its first version, Quackbot can do a… → Read More

Quartz’s iPhone app now includes news stories in augmented reality

Today we're adding a third dimension to our news coverage. Quartz’s iPhone app already brings you the latest news in a quick, informative, and sometimes playful way—using a familiar messaging format that combines text, images, emoji, and animated GIFs. Now, in the latest version of our app for iOS 11, we'll also illustrate stories with... → Read More

We welcome our robot newscasters

Allow me to introduce you to Brian and Kendra, the new hosts of Quartz's newscast. They're robots. Every day, all day, Brian and Kendra read headlines from around the global economy in the conversational, sometimes playful voice familiar to users of Quartz's mobile app. If you have an Amazon Alexa device, you can add… → Read More

“Shadoopy, Grimby and Cramp”: 400 computer-generated names for good dogs

Shadoopy. Dango. Ray-Bella. Figgie. If I told you those were names of actual dogs, would you believe me? They're not. They were generated by a machine-learning algorithm mimicking dog names after it "studied" a list of 81,542 dogs registered in New York City. The experiment, which took just a few hours Saturday, was something I've wanted to... → Read More

@TrumpOfYore: Using AI and math to find similar tweets from the president’s past

It's become sport in some circles to juxtapose old Donald Trump tweets with his latest statements or positions — and calling out tweets that haven't aged well. Quartz's Annalisa Merelli wondered if we could build bot to do something similar. So we gave it a shot. Detecting irony and contradiction is probably best left to human… → Read More