T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

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.

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

ISIS: More Manson Family Than Religious Movement

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra, argues that extremism appeals to those with mental illness because of their perceived lack of control in their own lives.

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Lost Chapter of Black History Resurrected

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art recently discovered and restored the earliest surviving feature-length film with a black cast, from 1913. It premieres this week.

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South Unbound: Mapping the Midterm Elections

Friday, October 24, 2014

Next week, Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich will be traveling through the south—he's hoping to find out how folks are feeling just days ahead of the midterm elections.

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New Series Shows a 'Twisted' & 'Paranoid' Nixon

Friday, October 24, 2014

In his new web series, "Nixon's the One," Harry Shearer transforms into President Nixon, reenacting bizarre moments from the president's White House tapes.

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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, October 24, 2014

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the Sideshow podcast, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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First Case of Ebola Reaches NYC

Friday, October 24, 2014

New York hospitals and health workers have been preparing for a case of Ebola for months—they stress that there is very little chance the average person will contract the virus.

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How Alaska Became the Sexual Assault Capital of the U.S.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Over 100 Alaskan villages aren't connected to the road system, and 75 have no law enforcement at all, leaving a culture prone to accepting violence. This election, that could change. 

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How to Beat the 1 Percent at Politics

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A new site billed as the Match.com of politics is designed to give regular people the information that big donors like the Koch brothers might have.

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Film Chronicles Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's Encore

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In 2011, before his "Farewell Tour," Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. At the time, he agreed to let filmmaker James Keach document the effects of his illness.

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Attack in Ottawa Leaves Canada Reeling

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A gunman killed a soldier at the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa and opened fire in Parliament before he was shot and killed.

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Language & Politics Divide Navajo Nation

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Navajo Nation presidential candidate just got booted off the ballot because, like many young people in the tribe, he can't speak Navajo fluently. Now some wonder if the law is fair. 

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Valerie Plame on the New Age of National Security

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Valerie Plame and her husband were whistleblowers in the lead up to the Iraq War. She reflects on Iraq today, Edward Snowden's revelations, and her new novel.

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Here's Some News to Make You Feel Better

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A new website uses historical data and graphical analysis to show us that despite the news, we really are better off. 

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Following The Money in The War Against Ebola

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The United Nations says nearly $1 billion would be needed to tackle Ebola in West Africa, but only $400 million has been received so far. Where is the money going? 

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Improvising with Jason Schwartzman

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Actor Jason Schwartzman talks about his new role in "Listen Up Philip," explains how director Wes Anderson has influenced his career, and improvises in The Takeaway studios.

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Campaign Ads Sway Judicial Decisions

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A new study has found that Citizens United has had an impact not only on elections, but on judicial decisions in the courtroom.

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Remembering The Legendary Ben Bradlee

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

No other man quite embodied the power of the press. He was an individual who faced down presidents, who trusted reporters by instinct—instincts that could fail him but rarely did.

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Dr. Katz Will See You Now: The Return of a 90s Icon

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" ran on Comedy Central in the mid-90s, and creator Jonathan Katz is reviving the character as the TV show celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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It Could Take Another Watergate to Get Secret Money Out of Politics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Watergate scandal was more than a botched burglary—it uncovered stacks of cash flowing to the Nixon campaign from unnamed donors. 40 years later, secret money's making a comeback.

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How Nigeria Became 'Ebola Free'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The World Health Organization said on Monday that Nigeria is now "Ebola free" after 42 days with no new cases. Excellent detective work helped Nigeria fight the disease.

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