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: 'Friendship'

Wednesday, October 29, 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 Book Club: 'The Book of Unknown Americans'

Wednesday, October 29, 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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Home-Cooking: A Family Tradition Out of Reach?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A team of sociologists at North Carolina State University found that for low- and middle-income families in America, making a home-cooked meal is easier said than done.

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Halting the Spread of Ebola in the U.S.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

With one confirmed case in Dallas, Texas, doctors and health experts are working to contain both the disease, and the panic about the disease.

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Audio Diary: A Doctor's Hope for West Africa

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Dr. Adam Levine, a volunteer with the International Medical Corps, has been keeping an audio diary to chronicle the grueling threat the Ebola virus presents in West Africa.

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California Says Goodbye to Plastic Bags

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A victory for the environmental movement means a hassle for plastic-happy customers.

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Former AIG Exec Challenges Bailout

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A real life courtroom drama is playing out this week—the former head of AIG is challenging the legal justification for the government's bailout of his company.

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Our Enduring Obsession with ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Plenty of people are turned off by chainsaw-wielding cannibals massacring innocents. Yet the 1974 classic has inspired thousands of horror movies, comic books, and video games.

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Bond King's Departure Shakes Up Market

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Known as the "Bond King," Bill Gross founded Pimco in 1971. The firm manages the biggest bond fund in the world, but Gross's departure has unsettled investors.

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The Rhinestone Cowboy's Final Recording

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

John Schaefer, host of WNYC's "Soundcheck" and "New Sounds," reviews Glen Campbell's final recording.

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MacArthur Genius Fellow Battles Black Carbon

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

According to the MacArthur Foundation, Tami Bond’s work "has the potential to unlock the role of energy in our climate system and to help millions breathe cleaner air."

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Making Sense of 'Yes Means Yes'

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

California has become the first state in the nation to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for campus sexual assault. 

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Trouble at Home: Hong Kong's Path to Democracy

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Journalist and professor Louisa Lim explains what it's been like to watch the streets where she grew up erupt in chaos almost overnight.

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SCOTUS Issues Blow to Early Voting

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A 5-4 ruling on early voting in Ohio could have implications for early voting in other states, including North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, and Arkansas.

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Student Radio Project Gives Voice to a Community

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

For the past 20 years, Illinois Public Media has teamed up with high school students to reflect the voices of the community in the form of radio documentaries.

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The Long-Awaited Kansas City Royals Comeback

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Die-hard fans of the Kansas City Royals watched their team lose their entire adult lives, but now these underdogs are finally entering the playoffs again for the first time in 29 years.

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The Mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder

Monday, September 29, 2014

Our friends at the documentary team Retro Report are looking back at an enduring mystery.

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Uighur Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison

Monday, September 29, 2014

With the life sentence handed down to Uighur Leader Ilham Tohti, many say the ethnic minority group has now lost the voice of the movement.

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Hong Kong's Democratic Awakening

Monday, September 29, 2014

Thousands in Hong Kong are stepping up to demand democracy, but the Chinese government is pushing back with tear gas, batons, and pepper spray.

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What's The Best Way to Combat Terrorism?

Monday, September 29, 2014

As the U.S. fights ISIS in Syria, it seems likely that we're helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the process. Is there a better way to combat terrorism?

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