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:

Thanksgiving Movie Trivia Quiz

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This week, communities across the country will celebrate Thanksgiving. If you need to pass the time in between family photos and the big meal, take our Thanksgiving movie trivia quiz.
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Rebuilding Community Trust in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A city reeling from pain is forced to look forward. But how do you build a bridge between officials and a community that is so angry and so disenchanted with their leadership? 

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A New Secretary of Defense, a New Military Strategy?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel comes as America's war strategy in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan is in the midst of total upheaval.

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Why It's So Hard to Indict a Police Officer

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

When it comes to police shootings, few officers are ever indicted, much less convicted. Is it time to change the law? 

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Democracy on Fire in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A grand jury that was deliberating the fate of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson decided not to indict him for 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death.

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Uncertainty Swirls in Ferguson

Monday, November 24, 2014

In Ferguson, Missouri, the mood is tense ahead of a grand jury decision on whether officer Darren Wilson will be indicted for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. 

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigns

Monday, November 24, 2014

After less than two years on the job Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has stepped down amidst growing pressure from the Obama Administration.

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The Sixteen-Sided Woman

Monday, November 24, 2014

Shirley Mason, a psychiatric patient whose story was fictionalized in the 1976 movie "Sybil," prompted a spate of multiple personality diagnoses—some fed by hysterics more than truth. 

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Thanksgiving: What It Means for Native Americans

Monday, November 24, 2014

Suzan Shown Harjo is dedicated to preserving and reminding the U.S. that the native peoples of North America are a living part of American culture.

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Canada Makes the Case for the Keystone XL

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. weighs in on the potential costs, gains and environmental impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline and the pursuit of energy independence.

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Remembering D.C. Mayor Marion Barry

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mayor Barry, who died Sunday at the age of 78, leaves behind a complicated legacy. He faced personal scandals, but he's also remembered as a trailblazing civil rights leader.

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Iran Deadline for Nuclear Talks Postponed

Monday, November 24, 2014

Negotiations with Iran, which are expected to resume in seven months, center on how much nuclear fuel Iran can produce and what kind of sanctions relief they'll receive.

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The Sporkful's Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014

Are you a missionary or a martyr? Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, shares his favorite tips for hosting Thanksgiving.

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News Quiz | Week of Nov. 21, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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Better Than Buffy: A Girl Vampire Takes Iran

Friday, November 21, 2014

Part spaghetti western and part horror film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is a new movie about an Iranian vampire that takes pride in defying expectations.

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Mexico's Dia de la Revolución Turns Into Day of Violent Protest

Friday, November 21, 2014

Yesterday, the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution became a moment of violent national protest—demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and police responded with tear gas.

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Is America Finally Taking Rape Seriously?

Friday, November 21, 2014

When Bill Cosby first faced rape allegations in 2005, they hardly tarnished his career. Now he's being dropped by networks. What's changed? 

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Immigration & A Changing America: Your Conversation

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama finally announced his long-expected executive action on immigration. The politicians have had their say—how do you feel about the plan? Join the discussion here.

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Prepare For a Presidential Push on Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Up to four million undocumented immigrants may soon get a reprieve from deportation under the president's plan. Hear Obama's speech tonight at 8 PM on WNYC.

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Forget Eggs—The NYT Gets Grape Salad on Its Face

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Times assigned each state a Thanksgiving recipe—Minnesota unfortunately landed “grape salad.” Why do New Yorkers have such a hard time understanding the food of the Midwest?

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