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.
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