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:
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.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The Everyday Sexism Project chronicles real experiences of daily, normalized sexism — from street harassment and workplace discrimination, to sexual assault and rape.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
The Panama Papers revealed the immensity and scope of a secretive tax avoidance network. Can offshore tax havens be eradicated, or is this just the tip of a much larger, elusive iceberg?
Monday, April 04, 2016
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has leaked a huge swath of confidential documents that show how the global elite uses tax havens to hide their wealth.
Monday, April 04, 2016
In 1983, Carl Sagan and other scientists predicted how a nuclear attack could terminate the human species, changing the Cold War strategy.
Monday, March 21, 2016
If you vote for Trump, you’ll be rewarded with a life of prosperity and happiness. No need to worry about the details. Trump has you covered.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
As dissatisfaction with deductibles has risen since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, communities of faith are joining together to cover healthcare costs without insurance.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Though confrontations now seem to be commonplace at Trump events, for some, these demonstrations are beginning to echo other violent eras in American politics.