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 reporting intern 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.
T.J. Raphael appears in the following:
Friday, June 24, 2016
"Populist tribal nationalism, with all of its visceral emotional force, is absolutely rampant right now," says British writer, broadcaster, and historian Simon Schama.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Owners of some of Britain's popular curry houses complain that strict immigration rules have made it tough to hire new chefs from Bangladesh and India. Could “Brexit” be the answer?
Monday, June 20, 2016
Once a prosperous oil producer, the nation is slipping into a state of chaos as civil society continues to break down.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Led by Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, Senate Democrats launched a nearly 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor on Wednesday over gun access to suspected terrorists.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
One organization is getting guns off the streets by turning them into high-end fashion accessories.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
After being found guilty of raping an unconscious woman, a judge sentenced a former Stanford student to six months in jail and probation. Some advocates are angry, but not surprised.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
“Melancholy Accidents: Three Centuries of Stray Bullets and Bad Luck” is a new book that looks at the history of accidental gun deaths in America.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Forget the good cop, bad cop routine. Several police departments across the country are reinventing their interrogation techniques based on new research.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Cuts to TSA's budget and lower staffing numbers means many passengers will wait hours to get through airport security. A solution does exist, but it's politically unpopular.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Bernie Sanders is backing Tim Canova, who is facing off against DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a heated congressional election. Canova says it's time for her to go.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A trans man and trans woman talk about the impact of HB2 on their lives, and their hopes for the future.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has declared a nationwide state of emergency, and many say the nation is headed for total political and economic meltdown.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Nineteenth century American reactions to women entering the workforce helped shape North Carolina's controversial HB2 ordinance.
Monday, May 02, 2016
A new book tries to make sense of a dark and painful period of American history through the eyes of one small town in Mississippi.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
One veteran says that American soldiers will abandon the military under a President Trump, who will throw the U.S. Armed Forces into "crisis."
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
When jihadists took over Timbuktu in 2012, a remarkable joint effort managed to save hundreds of thousands of invaluable illuminated manuscripts from destruction.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Joe Feingold, a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor, donated his violin to Brianna, a 13-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx. Their story is being told in the new documentary, "Joe's Violin."
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Japanese-American Artist Setsuko Winchester is visiting sights of Japanese internment during WWII in an ongoing project titled: Freedom From Fear.
Monday, April 11, 2016
In the mid 1950s, General Motors introduced the Damsels of Design, an all female design team that made a lasting impact on the automobile industry.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Few individuals have gotten close enough to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Jurgen Todenhofer is one of them. He embedded with ISIS for 10 days in December of 2014.