Jon Keegan

Visual Journalist

March 5, 2020

Web Scraping with Puppeteer

NICAR 2020 - New Orleans, LA

Getting started with web scraping using Puppeteer.

Slides: http://bit.ly/nicar20-puppeteer

March 5, 2020

Exploring the Radio Spectrum for News

NICAR 2020 - New Orleans, LA

Once the exclusive domain of scientists, engineers and HAM radio operators, a new generation of cheap hardware and open source software have cracked open the radio spectrum for hackers and hobbyists – and journalists – to explore. Radios are built into dozens of devices we use every day, and the radio spectrum is a tightly regulated, poorly understood invisible national asset. There are stories flying around in the air around you, and it’s time you started looking for them.

Slides: http://bit.ly/nicar20-radio

September 27, 2018

Visual Journalism in the Trump Era

Meg - Göteborg Media Days / Bokmässan 2018 - Göteborg, Sweden

Since the 2016 presidential election, journalists in the U.S. have struggled to adapt to a chaotic, rapidly changing news environment. This moment coincides with an exciting time for visual storytelling in news, which has produced some vital and memorable work in this challenging time employing data analysis, data visualization and often simply Trump’s own words – to hold this administration accountable.

Slides: http://bit.ly/trump-visuals

December 4, 2017

Key findings about AI, Platforms and Publishers / Artificial Intelligence, Platforms and Publishers, Key Elements

SciencesPo: Les nouvelles pratiques du journalisme 2017 - Paris, France

Slides: http://bit.ly/tow-ai-paris

August 4, 2017

Exploring the Radio Spectrum for News

SRCCON 2017 - Minneapolis, MN

Once the exclusive domain of scientists, engineers and HAM radio operators, a new generation of cheap hardware and open source software have cracked open the radio spectrum for hackers and hobbyists – and journalists – to explore. Radios are built into dozens of devices we use every day, and the radio spectrum is a tightly regulated, poorly understood invisible national asset. There are stories flying around in the air around you, and it’s time you started looking for them.

Slides: http://bit.ly/radio-news-slides

March 11, 2017

Is Curated Content Creating Tunnel Vision?

SXSW 2017 - Austin, TX

A 2016 study by the Pew Research Center found that 62 % of adults get news on social media. If our newsfeeds are our primary news source, should networks be sharing both sides of the story? Unless we engage with diverse content and views, we're only served the opinions we 'like.' In this session, panelists will explore both sides of the coin – do social networks have a responsibility to deliver 'mixed views housing,' or are we to blame for our own tunnel vision ?

March 5, 2017

Command line graphics

NICAR 2017 - Jacksonville, FL

Some of the most powerful tools for creating visuals and working with images lie hidden in your terminal. We'll do an overview of some of these amazing (FREE!) tools – such as ImageMagick and ffmpeg – and see some real-world techniques for working with large collections of images, and how I use these tools in my projects. Some of the things we'll cover: make a timelapse video from sequential images, extract and save metadata embedded in photos, create image quilts, and build animated GIFs from videos.

Slides: http://bit.ly/command-line-gfx

March 4, 2017

Breaking through the Facebook Wall: Reporting on Facebook using components of Facebook

NICAR 2017 - Jacksonville, FL

Tips for how journalists can report on Facebook, using the platform's own tools and data.

Slides: http://bit.ly/facebook-nicar17

July 21, 2016

Impact of Social Media on the 2016 Campaign

National Democratic Institute's International Leadership Forum - Philadelphia, PA

Slides: http://bit.ly/BFRF-prez

April 5, 2017

Breaking the 'Internet Bubble'

International Center of Photography” - New York, NY

In the months following the 2016 election, the phenomena of the 'Internet bubble' has quickly become well-documented. Writers, thinkers, and cultural producers have wondered aloud: 'why in a robust, prolific information environment do we consume and share out media that confirms our pre-existing biases?' This program is a live exploration of this issue and, more importantly, a forum for discussing solutions on how to bridge our nation’s divide and use art, storytelling, and visual analysis to exit our own echo chambers.

March 8, 2016

Command line graphics

NICAR 2016 - Denver, CO

Some of the most powerful tools for creating visuals and working with images lie hidden in your terminal. We'll do an overview of some of these amazing (FREE!) tools – such as ImageMagick and ffmpeg – and see some real-world techniques for working with large collections of images, and how I use these tools in my projects. Some of the things we'll cover: make a timelapse video from sequential images, extract and save metadata embedded in photos, create image quilts, and build animated GIFs from videos.

Slides: http://bit.ly/command-line-gfx

September 27, 2014

How To Build A News Apps Team

ONA 2014 - Chicago, IL

Building a team is one of the hardest things you can do as a manager. How do you recruit and train talent? How do you make sure you have the right mix of people, and that they are applying their skills to the right projects? Our two experts will talk through their experiences, then hold an office-hours type session to talk through issues with session participants.

Slides: http://bit.ly/ona14-news-apps-team