John Keefe is the Senior Editor for Data News & Journalism Technology. He's part of WNYC's Data News Team, which helps our journalists use and analyze data and also builds interactive maps, charts and database projects. He tweets at @jkeefe.
Previously, Keefe led WNYC's news operation for nine years and grew its capacity for breaking news, election coverage and investigative reporting. His career also includes time as a police reporter at the Wisconsin State Journal and the Racine Journal Times, as science editor for Discovery Channel Online and as president of a small digital production company.
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So far, the News Corp. phone hacking scandal has led to the shutdown of the British tabloid News of the World, the arrests of 10 people, and the resignations of several News Corp. executives and high ranking police officials. Today, Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, will face a round of questioning before the British Parliament. And it all started with phone hacking. There’s no question that hacking is illegal and unethical. But is it difficult to do?