Chris L. Keller
Hi. I currently blend journalism, data analysis and computer programming as a visual journalist with the Los Angeles Times' 2020 election team. I joined The Times in 2017. I've worked in a variety of roles in various newsrooms since 2002.
I'm at home diving into documents and datasets to find trends. I bring organization to data and efficiencies to process. I help place news events into proper context.
I believe newsroom tools should work with journalists, not against them. I get giddy at the prospect of building loosely-coupled applications that allow us to work efficiently. I find satisfaction in documenting a process or a workflow with the hopes that it helps others to work smarter in the future.
Here are some examples of how I've put this into practice:
When I couldn't find a comprehensive calendar of primary dates and other events during the 2020 primary season I built a curated calendar feed that readers can subscribe to.
Here are some other things that might interest you:
Here I am talking about the Officer Involved project. I developed the database and application that powered the investigation into to more than 370 police shootings in Los Angeles County between 2010 and 2014.
I've wondered how newsrooms prepare for breaking news
Here are some other projects I've been a part of.
I contribute a lot of code to GitHub. Some of it might be good?
I once had an idea for "DRY" News
Once upon a time I used to write a lot more.