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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T. J. Raphael is The Takeaway's Digital Content Editor. Before joining The Takeaway, T. J. was Senior Editor of FOLIO: Magazine and FOLIOMag.com. There she covered the evolving media landscape, technology, economics, social media, apps, publishing and marketing.

As a staff reporter for The Legislative Gazette, based in the New York state capital, T. J. covered Constitutional law, Congressional elections and the New York State Legislature. She's also been a contributing writer to The Village Voice in New York City, and a general assignment reporter for the New York Daily News where she covered everything from entertainment to crime.

Her work has been cited by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, The Economist and Mashable.com, among others. She graduated with honors from Purchase College with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Follow her on Twitter: @TJRaphael.

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

The Takeaway Book Club: 'The Book of Unknown Americans'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"The Book of Unknown Americans" is the latest novel from author Cristina Henriquez. This book has been selected as the fifth work to be featured in The Takeaway's book club.

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The Takeaway Book Club: 'Friendship'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"Friendship" is the new novel from author Emily Gould. This book has been selected as the sixth work to be featured in The Takeaway's book club.

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The 'Call of Duty' Creator Now Advises on Real Warfare

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The popularity of the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops among members of the military is one reason the game's writer is now a real life adviser for a prominent policy think tank.

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Scandals Cause Shake-Up at Secret Service

Thursday, October 02, 2014

After a severe security breach at the White House last month, Secret Service chief Julia Pierson has resigned.

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Dallas Ebola Patient Came in Contact With 80 People

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In Dallas, Texas, the case of an Ebola patient has sparked broader scrutiny over the handling of his case at a local hospital, which has potentially put up to a dozen people at risk.

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Trial of Bosnian Serb Leader Closes

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Almost 20 years after the Srebrenica massacre, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic still thinks of himself as a victim of the media.

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Mecca: More Manhattan Than Ancient

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca begins this week. But those making the journey will struggle to find remnants of the ancient city the Prophet Mohamed knew. 

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Robot Armies & The Future of War

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Scientists are making more intelligent war machines like drones that can land on their own. We may soon be making robot infantry that decide when or when not to kill—but should we?

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The Struggles of Greeting a New America

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The impact of major changes underway in our country’s racial and ethnic makeup is explored in a new documentary series that debuts tonight.

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Home-Cooking: A Family Tradition Out of Reach?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A team of sociologists at North Carolina State University found that for low- and middle-income families in America, making a home-cooked meal is easier said than done.

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Halting the Spread of Ebola in the U.S.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

With one confirmed case in Dallas, Texas, doctors and health experts are working to contain both the disease, and the panic about the disease.

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Audio Diary: A Doctor's Hope for West Africa

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Dr. Adam Levine, a volunteer with the International Medical Corps, has been keeping an audio diary to chronicle the grueling threat the Ebola virus presents in West Africa.

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California Says Goodbye to Plastic Bags

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A victory for the environmental movement means a hassle for plastic-happy customers.

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Former AIG Exec Challenges Bailout

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A real life courtroom drama is playing out this week—the former head of AIG is challenging the legal justification for the government's bailout of his company.

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Our Enduring Obsession with ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Plenty of people are turned off by chainsaw-wielding cannibals massacring innocents. Yet the 1974 classic has inspired thousands of horror movies, comic books, and video games.

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Bond King's Departure Shakes Up Market

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Known as the "Bond King," Bill Gross founded Pimco in 1971. The firm manages the biggest bond fund in the world, but Gross's departure has unsettled investors.

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The Rhinestone Cowboy's Final Recording

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

John Schaefer, host of WNYC's "Soundcheck" and "New Sounds," reviews Glen Campbell's final recording.

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MacArthur Genius Fellow Battles Black Carbon

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

According to the MacArthur Foundation, Tami Bond’s work "has the potential to unlock the role of energy in our climate system and to help millions breathe cleaner air."

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Making Sense of 'Yes Means Yes'

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

California has become the first state in the nation to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for campus sexual assault. 

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Trouble at Home: Hong Kong's Path to Democracy

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Journalist and professor Louisa Lim explains what it's been like to watch the streets where she grew up erupt in chaos almost overnight.

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