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:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
In an election cycle that has had Donald Trump at the center of controversy, Maine Governor Paul LePage's increasingly racist and bigoted statements are gaining national attention.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Astronomers announced Wednesday that they had detected an Earth-like planet, Proxima B, in our neighboring solar system.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
At just 22-years-old, Boyan Slat has created a barrier that is designed to collect and remove trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
A Tribe Called Red is working to define cultural identity on their own terms.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Since taking power in May, President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police and military to kill suspected drug dealers and users, without any semblance of due process or right trial.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
What happens when the anti-intellectual positioning of the Republican party results in a candidate who is actually unprepared?
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Experts believe that Russian hackers are behind the DNC email leak. Why? Some say that the government of Vladimir Putin is hoping Donald Trump will get elected.
Monday, July 11, 2016
After a week of violent tension, some are asking if America is seeing the beginnings of a race war. But can there ever be winners and losers in such a fight?
Monday, June 27, 2016
Though it’s highly unlikely that Bernie Sanders will secure Democratic nomination, he will have a big influence on the party's agenda going forward.
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.