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:

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kristen Meinzer, co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, is here to review the new releases hitting the box office this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Clean Up Continues Along Santa Barbara Coast After 'Nightmare' Oil Spill

Friday, May 22, 2015

After an oil pipeline dumped more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil along the California coastline, environmental groups are starting to tally up the damage.

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ISIS Controls Nearly Half of Syria

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Syrian military has not been able to prevent ISIS from seizing large portions of land. The militants now control about half of Syria, though it’s mostly uninhabited desert.

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, May 22, 2015

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

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Perfecting the Memorial Day Picnic

Friday, May 22, 2015

It's Memorial Day Weekend, and if you are planning to head to your local park for a picnic, we're here to help you get it right. 

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Ireland Votes on Marriage Equality

Friday, May 22, 2015

Today the people of Ireland will vote on a referendum on same-sex marriage. If it passes, Ireland will become the first nation to support gay marriage by a popular vote.

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To Explore the Final Frontier, Corporations Want Complete Immunity

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The House of Representatives passed the SPACE Act today. Advocates say the bill gives corporate space exploration companies immunity from liability in the event of crashes or accidents.

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In Age of Digital Art, Pencils Still Have a Place

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A new photography exhibit in London shows how artists' pencils reflect their personalities. Photos of pencils from Stephen Fry, Dave Eggers and others are featured. 

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Drought Threatens the Colorado River

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Colorado River is a vital source of water for an estimated 36 million people. But drought, overuse, and miscalculations are putting it at risk. 

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Stirs Memories of The Past

Thursday, May 21, 2015

This week, a pipeline ruptured and spilled 21,000 gallons of oil along the Santa Barbara coast. Longtime residents remember a previous spill that galvanized the environmental movement.

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Risky Stem Cell Clinics Take Root in U.S.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Patients looking for a cure for disease or a quick-fix for cosmetic issues are frequently turning to the procedures offered at stem cell clinics cropping up across the country.

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India's Water Crisis

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Some 97 million people in India do not have access to clean water, and a majority of the sewages from cities flow into major waterways like the Ganges River.

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#GirlsWithToys: Proving Science Isn't Just For Guys

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

After an astronomer said many scientists were just "boys with toys," women in STEM took to Twitter to show that it's not just boys who get to have all the fun.

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Lynch Hits Mega Banks With $5 Billion in Fines

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Today, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that five banking giants will pay more than $5 billion in fines and plead guilty to multiple crimes. 

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Texas Bans Fracking Bans

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Texas, the biggest producer of oil and gas in the United States, has passed a law that bars local communities from banning fracking in their area.

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How Working Moms Benefit Children

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More than 40 percent of Americans believe that working mothers are "bad for society." But a new study from Harvard finds distinct advantages for children of working mothers.

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Saying Goodbye to David Letterman

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tonight, David Letterman will take to the stage of the Late Show one last time.

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The Patriot Act's Uncertain Future

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Section 215 of the Patriot Act gives the federal government authority to collect American phone records in bulk. Just a few days before it expires, the Senate might finally change it.

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The Fight to Save Ramadi From ISIS

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Iraqi city of Ramadi fell to ISIS forces this weekend. Now Shiite militias are preparing for a counterattack. 

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From Ukraine to Carnegie Hall

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Last month, 24-year-old Ukrainian guitarist Marko Topchii made his American debut at Carnegie Hall after playing for nearly his entire life in Ukraine.

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