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:

The Takeaway Book Club: 'The Book of Unknown Americans'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"The Book of Unknown Americans" is the latest novel from author Cristina Henriquez. This book has been selected as the fifth work to be featured in The Takeaway's book club.

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The Takeaway Book Club: 'The Lobster Kings'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"The Lobster King" is the latest novel from Alexi Zenter, author of "Touch." This book has been selected as the fourth work to be featured in The Takeaway's book club. Below you'll find a description of the book provided by the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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The Takeaway Book Club: 'Friendship'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Friendship" is the new novel from author Emily Gould. This book has been selected as the sixth work to be featured in The Takeaway's book club.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Family, Film, and The Beatles

Saturday, August 23, 2014

This weekend, The Takeaway explores race and justice in America, love in Hollywood, and The Beatles for a new generation.

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China's Ethnic Uighurs Stir Up Tension

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Takeaway considers some of the reasons for the recent violence in China's Xinjiang Province. 

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News Quiz | Week of Aug. 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Are you a newsie? 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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War Against Ebola Rages On in Liberia

Friday, August 22, 2014

When it comes to the war being waged against Ebola, women are on the front lines. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, 75 percent of Ebola victims in Liberia are women.

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'Mad Men's' Matthew Weiner on His New Film

Friday, August 22, 2014

Award-winning director Matthew Weiner discusses his new feature film “Are You Here," the success of "Mad Men," and the future of television.

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Alaska Sees Possibility of First Native Governor

Friday, August 22, 2014

Alaskan gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott could become the state's first Native American governor, and only the second in the country's history.

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When Does the U.S. Negotiate with Terrorists?

Friday, August 22, 2014

The public often hears the refrain, "The United States of America does not negotiate with terrorists.”  But is it really true that the U.S. makes no concessions to hostage-takers? 

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Anna Deavere Smith on the Narrative of Ferguson

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith is known for her documentary-style plays about race in America. Here, she reflects on the narrative out of Ferguson.

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The Frightening Power of ISIS Propaganda

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This week, ISIS sent a pointed message to the West with a brutal video showing the beheading of an American journalist. It's the latest tactic of a terror group with a robust PR wing.

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Remembering The Creator of Modern Yoga

Thursday, August 21, 2014

B.K.S. Iyengar, the man credited with introducing yoga to the western world, died on Wednesday in the southern Indian city of Pune at the age of 95.

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Documentarian R.J. Cutler Jumps Into Fiction

Thursday, August 21, 2014

R.J. Cutler's first feature film, "If I Stay," is a teenage tear jerker with some profound lessons about the importance of family.

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'Til Death Do Us Part': Inside South Carolina's Domestic Violence Epidemic

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In South Carolina, one woman dies every 12 days from domestic violence. Yet the problem is a silent epidemic, with more animal shelters than domestic violence centers in the state.

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New Approach to Domestic Violence Saves Lives

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An integrated team approach—with help from police, hospitals and the courts—has successfully prevented domestic violence homicides in Massachusetts.

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Ferguson: How America's Past Haunts the Nation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Annette Gordon-Reed, author of “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” says the wrongdoings of America’s past continue to haunt the nation's present.

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From Father to Son: Dealing with Police While Black

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A black father instructs his son on how to best handle police harassment, and recalls the similar conversations he had with his father about 40 years ago.

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A Timeline of Conflict and Struggle in Ferguson

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

On August 9, the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri. Here's what's happened since. 

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Confronting White Privilege in a National Crisis

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A young white man, born and raised in St. Louis, shares his thoughts on the fault lines separating black and white America, and confronting privilege during a national crisis.

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