Jon Keegan

Visual Journalist

September 30, 2021

The Markup

There’s a Multibillion-Dollar Market for Your Phone’s Location Data

By Jon Keegan and Alfred Ng

A huge but little-known industry has cropped up around monetizing people’s movements.

August 6, 2021

The Markup

Anti-Semitic Merchandise Persists on Pinterest, Despite Restrictions

By Jon Keegan

The Markup found dozens of pins containing hateful content, which raises fresh questions about the platform’s content moderation strategy.

July 9, 2021

The Markup

Facebook Got Rid of Racial Ad Categories. Or Did It?

By Jon Keegan

Our Citizen Browser project found an array of proxies through which advertisers can target Black Facebook users, among otherdemographics.

March 24, 2021

The Markup

We Ran Tests on Every State’s COVID-19 Vaccine Website

By Jon Keegan and Colin Lecher

The results, measuring accessibility and privacy protections, were not always great.

February 16, 2021

The Markup

Trump’s False Posts Were Treated with Kid Gloves by Facebook

By Jon Keegan, Colin Lecher, and Corin Faife

Data from Citizen Browser shows how rare it is for a post to be called “false”—especially if you’re the president.

January 14, 2021

The Markup

Biden and Trump Voters Were Exposed to Radically Different Coverage of the Capitol Riot on Facebook

By Colin Lecher and Jon Keegan

Data from The Markup’s Citizen Browser project shows the different realities Americans inhabited on Facebook surrounding the seige of the U.S. Capitol.

October 20, 2020

The Markup

Why Can’t I Fix My Own Phone, Toaster, or Tractor?

By Jon Keegan

Manufacturers in a broad range of industries have a monopoly on who repairs machines—and when devices are deemed unfixable. Here's a look at the Right to Repair movement and the effort to codify such a right in law.

September 17, 2020

The Markup

Labeled “Research” Chemicals, Doping Drugs Sold Openly on Amazon.com

By Jon Keegan and Annie Gilbertson

Amazon bans injectable drugs, but enforcement failures have led to a swell of listings for unproven performance enhancing peptides.

July 21, 2020

The Markup

Is This Amazon Review Bullshit?

By Jon Keegan

Spotting the fakes isn’t always possible, but here are some tips.

June 18, 2020

The Markup

Amazon’s Enforcement Failures Leave Open a Back Door to Banned Goods—Some Sold and Shipped by Amazon Itself

By Jon Keegan and Annie Gilbertson

The online giant bans products related to drugs, spying and weapons, but we found plenty for sale; one of the items bought on the site left a grim trail of overdoses.

March 12, 2020

The Markup

What Are My Photos Revealing About Me?

By Jon Keegan

You may be accidentally sharing personal information in your photos.

December 18, 2018

Medium

I Analyzed 122 Hours of Holiday Radio

By Jon Keegan

I set out to answer some questions I had about Christmas songs and 24/7 holiday radio playlists. Was there a golden age of Christmas music? Is it all just covers of old classics? Here are my findings.

November 20, 2018

Medium

I Audited Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood’s Twitter Accounts

By Jon Keegan

I was asked to audit @kairyssdal and @mollywood’s Twitter accounts looking for signs of an echo chamber. I spoke with them on their podcast and I wrote up my findings.

November 20, 2018

Make Me Smart podcast

Auditing Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood’s Twitter Accounts

I was asked to audit Marketplace hosts Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood’s Twitter accounts looking for signs of an echo chamber. Here I speak with them on their Make Me Smart podcast and share my findings.

November 14, 2018

Syracuse University

Syracuse University: How Social Media Impacted the 2018 Midterms

I appeared on a panel at the S.I. Newshouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. We discussed the midterms (which had just concluded the week prior) and how the social media platforms affected and responded to the events surrounding the elections.

September 14, 2018

Medium

Super High Grade

By Jon Keegan

Packing up my parents' house, I rediscovered the golden age of VHS blank cassette package design

September 10, 2018

Expresso Futuro

Expresso Futuro (Brazil)- Fake News and Manipulation

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ronaldo Lemos for his Brazilian TV show Expresso Futuro. We talked about filter bubbles, Facebook and trusted sources online (in English with subtitles in Portuguese). It also identifies me as a professor, which is fake news. My segment starts at 22:03

December 8, 2017

Medium

Building a Background Check for Sources on Social Media

By Jon Keegan

September 1, 2017

Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Artificial Intelligence: Practice and Implications for Journalism

By Mark Hansen; Meritxell Roca-Sales; Jon Keegan; George King

July 20, 2017

Columbia Journalism Review

Q&A: ProPublica’s Lena Groeger on data visualization and writing about design

By Jon Keegan

June 15, 2017

Columbia Journalism Review

Open letter to Facebook from a data journalist

By Jon Keegan

May 22, 2017

Columbia Journalism Review

Q&A: Quartz’s David Yanofsky on coding as a journalist

By Jon Keegan

April 27, 2017

Columbia Journalism Review

News leaders struggle with fake news and filter bubbles while subscriptions rise

By Jon Keegan

October 13, 2016

The Wall Street Journal

Bob Dylan Is a Nobel Prize Winner Who is Also a Touring Machine

By Jon Keegan