Center hires audience development, programming experts

Two crucial new roles will boost the Center for Public Integrity's ability to engage readers in investigative reporting

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The Center for Public Integrity has appointed two new digital journalists to work on audience development and interactive news applications.

John Ketchum joins the Center today as its new Engagement Editor, charged with making our investigations more reader-focused, leading our audience development efforts and directing our engagement strategies.

He joins the Center for Public Integrity from NPR where he worked as an assistant producer/editor for Morning Edition. Before that he was at Marketplace as part of a four person team dedicated to covering the income divide in America. John blogged and ran social media strategy for the team. 

"I am excited to break down complex topics in a way that people can understand in the social space," said John. "I believe that now more than ever, people want to understand the world around them. This means meeting them at the mediums they use." 

When he's not working, John likes to cheer on his favorite team, the Detroit Lions. He tweets at @ketchcast.

News Developer Yue Qiu comes to the Center from ProPublica, where she designed interactive graphics and developed news applications. While at ProPublica, she was a 2014 Google Journalism Fellow and 2014-2015 News Application Fellow.

Yue earned a dual Master's degree in journalism and international relations from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and School of International and Public Affairs, respectively, in 2014. She also led a project to study post-publication censorship in China using semantic analysis and data visualization, which was funded by a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation.

Before attending Columbia University, she covered China’s financial markets, manufacturing and technology as a reporter.

Yue starts at the Center on March 23; she tweets at @YueQiu_cuj.

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