Chris Keller is the deputy director of data visualization for the Los Angeles Times. He joined The Times in 2017 and has held a variety of roles in various newsroom departments in his career. Most recently Keller was at KPPC, where his work on officer-involved shootings and California wildfires was recognized with multiple awards. Keller grew up near Madison, Wis., and studied communications and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Chris’s work on Source
- SRCCON: How Not to Skew Data with Statistics
- US Shutdown Scuttles Data
- Fast Hacks: Harnessing Google tools for crowdsourced mapping
- Meet Tarbell
Articles by Chris
What Do You Do, Again? Part III
The humans behind specialized news-nerd job titles talk about their workPosted on
As we approach the fifth anniversary of Source’s existence, we’re taking an anecdotal look at the humans who do the often confusingly described work of journalism technology, technology in journalism, data…stuff…in newsrooms, and so on: What exactly does a producer do? How about an engagement reporter? Is “data editor” the same role across newsrooms? We set out to discover what happens behind the titles, one job at a time. (Read Part One and Part Two.)
If You Build It, They Will Come…But You Have To Remind Them
How KPCC Built Its Fire Tracker appPosted on
KPCC developed a news app to track fires in California last summer. Chris Keller explains how, and what they’ve learned since.
Fast Hacks: Harnessing Google tools for crowdsourced mapping
Chris Keller breaks it downPosted on
On his second day at KPCC, Chris Keller and team wanted to build a crowdsourced map of experiences at the polls. Here’s how they did it and what they learned for the next election day.