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 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 The Washington Post, 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:

U.N. Women Head: The Time Is Now for Gender Equality

Thursday, March 08, 2018

This year, the U.N. Women's organization is hoping to transform the momentous amount of female activism from the #MeToo movement into a broader push for gender equality.


When Healthcare Comes With Harassment: Photographing Abortion Clinic Protests

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Though Roe V. Wade is the law of the land, reproductive health clinics face onslaughts of protesters on a daily basis, and for many, access to healthcare also includes harassment.

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Voices of the Fight: 45 Years Since Roe V. Wade

Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday marks 45 years since the Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe V. Wade ruling. Though it's still the law of the land, Roe has been significantly rolled back in recent years.

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An Uncertain Future for Family-Based Immigration

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

As Congressional leaders meet with the White House to discuss a legislative solution for DACA recipients, it's unclear how family-based "chain migration" will fit into negotiations.

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How Journalists Corroborate Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

Monday, December 18, 2017

When journalists report on allegations of sexual harassment and assault, they seek to corroborate the claims made by victims. But this is often easier said than done. 

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Anxieties Rise As CHIP Funding Deadline Expires

Monday, December 11, 2017

It should be a slam dunk in Congress: Helping kids. But the Children’s Health Insurance Program still doesn’t have a funding plan.

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The Other @realDonaldTrump

Thursday, November 30, 2017

President Trump has tweeted controversial, inflammatory, and false information for years. But since the 2016 campaign, there’s been another person behind the @realDonaldTrump handle.


Howard Dean: It's Time for The Democratic Old Guard to Move Over

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Howard Dean says it's time for his generation of the Democratic Party to make way for the new. 

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Addiction Nation: Understanding America's Opioid Crisis

Friday, November 24, 2017

Some 77 million Americans are personally affected in some way by the opioid epidemic. During this special episode, The Takeaway explores the origins of this growing crisis.

How Gun Laws Let Domestic Violence Offenders Slip Through the Cracks

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Another mass shooting unfolded in California this week.  The shooter had been charged with assault back in January. So why did he still have access to guns?

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Poll: For Women at Work, Harassment Complaints Fall on Deaf Ears

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A majority of Americans feel more comfortable speaking out about sexual harassment. But of that group, only 22 percent feel that way because they think their company would be supportive.

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How a Rapper's Radio Interview Revealed a Saudi Soft Power Campaign

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Is a foreign government funding that interview you’re reading or the podcast you’re listening to?


Who is George Papadopoulos?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A look at the man who could break the Russia investigation wide open. 


The Curious Case of the $629 Band-Aid

Monday, October 16, 2017

If you want to understand the American healthcare system, look no further than Malcom Bird. He was charged $629 after his daughter cut her finger, and left the ER with a Band-Aid.

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Why The Harvey Weinstein Story Was Covered Up for Decades

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

As more celebrities come forward with allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, another story is unfolding. 


Northern California is Set Ablaze

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Deadly wildfires ripped across Northern California on Sunday, burning more than 100,000 acres in the region’s wine country.


Addiction Nation: Understanding America's Opioid Crisis

Monday, October 09, 2017

Some 77 million Americans are personally affected in some way by the opioid epidemic. During this special episode, The Takeaway explores the origins of this growing crisis.

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In Puerto Rico, The Situation Is 'Dire' After Hurricane Maria

Monday, September 25, 2017

The island's delegate to Congress says the storm has set Puerto Rico back 20 to 30 years.


Salman Rushdie Abandons Fantasy in His New Novel

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Author Salman Rushdie says his latest work, "The Golden House," was crafted for "this very strange moment where reality itself seems to be under attack."

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Trump's Arpaio Pardon Draws Bipartisan Criticism

Monday, August 28, 2017

On Friday, President Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt in late July. Arpaio is notorious for his severe anti-immigrant policies. 

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