T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T. J. Raphael is The Takeaway's Digital Content Editor. Before joining The Takeaway, T. J. was Senior Editor of FOLIO: Magazine and 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, 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:

Searching for the Truth of 'The Hanging Bridge'

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.

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Veteran: Trump Will Throw the Military into 'Crisis'

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."

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How 'Bad-Ass Librarians' Rescued Mali's Precious Texts from Jihadists

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. 

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Holocaust Survivor Gives the Gift of Music to Bronx Schoolgirl

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."

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Freedom From Fear: Art Project Captures America's Struggle

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. 

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The Damsels of Design: The Women Who Changed Automotive History

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.

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Meet The Man Who Spent 10 Days With ISIS and Lived to Tell About It

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.  

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Stories From the Struggle: How The #EverydaySexism Project Empowers Women

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.

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Can Offshore Tax Havens Really Be Stopped?

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?

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Massive Leak Exposes Global Off-Shore Economy

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.

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How the Threat of Nuclear Winter Changed the Cold War

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.

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Why is Trump Winning? He's Selling Glamour – Not Policy

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.

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Facing High Deductibles, Christians Look to Ministries for Healthcare

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.


Violence at Trump Rallies Mirrors Strife of Days Past

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.

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Defectors: For Some Republicans, Hillary is Better Than Trump

Friday, March 11, 2016

Two disillusioned Republicans say they'll now vote for a Democrat in the general election if Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination.

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In Oakland, Fighting to Preserve Community Culture

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Oakland is now the fifth most expensive rental market in the U.S. And longtime residents struggle to preserve their history and culture.

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The Hard Truth About Election Polls

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Bernie Sanders' unexpected victory in the Democratic primary in Michigan this week is another reminder that political pollsters often get it wrong. Why?

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Yemen Pays the Price for Saudi Paranoia

Thursday, March 10, 2016

VICE on HBO goes to Yemen, one of the fronts in a broader conflict between the Sunni-led Saudi Arabia and Shiite-majority Iran. 

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Michigan Voters Test the 2016 Candidates

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

It's primary day in Michigan, but Republicans and Democrats have very different views on the challenges facing the state.

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A Diary of Life Under ISIS

Monday, March 07, 2016

A new project provides a first-person look at life under the Islamic State.