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:

Do We Need Competitive High School Sports?

Friday, October 31, 2014

Has high school sporting culture become the main mission of the high school? Should schools do away with competitive sports entirely?

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South Unbound: Mitch McConnell Campaigns Against Obama

Friday, October 31, 2014

You might have thought it was a Kentucky race for U.S. Senate, but Mitch McConnell—and President Obama—have said it's a referendum on the president's policies. 

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Biking & Ebola: Nurse Starts National Debate

Friday, October 31, 2014

There's likely to be a legal fight about nurse Kaci Hickox's choice to emerge from quarantine for a bike ride in Maine. But was her decision unethical?

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Israel Reopens Contested Holy Site

Friday, October 31, 2014

The site, known as the Temple Mount for Jews and the Noble Sanctuary for Muslims, closed for the first time in more than a decade yesterday,

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Experiencing Breast Cancer From a Distance

Friday, October 31, 2014

The friends and family members of the women of Under Her Skin share what it's been like to watch their loved ones battle breast cancer.

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Five Things You Had To See Online

Friday, October 31, 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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Abbas: Closing Jerusalem Holy Site an Act of War

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Israeli government has closed Temple Mount—a holy site for both Jews and Muslims—which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called an act of war.

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Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thomas Menino has died at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a hugely important figure in Boston, and was elected mayor five consecutive times.

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From Addiction to Champion: Lessons From a High School Coach

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Coach Martin Jacobson kicked his heroin habit and managed to stay off by playing soccer. It changed his life, he says, and now he's helping young New Yorkers to stay on track in school.

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South Unbound: The Battle for Hearts & Mines

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich has been touring the South all week. His latest dispatch comes from coal country—he explains the battle for hearts and mines in Centertown, KY.

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The FCC Vote That May Change The Web

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Two upcoming FCC actions could fundamentally alter the future and structure of the Internet. One former FCC commissioner explains what you need to know.

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Lobbyists Aim to Charm State Attorneys General

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More lax disclosure requirements and revolving-door restrictions have allowed lobbyists and lawyers to have more access to try to sway the opinion of state attorneys general.

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For Kansas City Fans, A Royal Heartbreak

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Kansas City Royals have waited almost 30 years for another World Series win. And they'll have to wait a little longer. 

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Hey Baby: Turning the Table on Catcallers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A viral video has highlighted the pervasive problem of street harassment. The activist behind the video explains how her organization is combatting the problem on a global scale.

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Ukrainian Voters Send Pro-European Message

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Now that more than half the votes have been counted in Ukraine's parliamentary elections, it appears that voters have sent a clear message about the country's future.  

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South Unbound: Tennessee as An Abortion Battleground

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The issue most Tennesseans are talking about this election season isn't who to vote for for U.S. Senate or governor—it's the ballot initiative about abortion.

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High School Sports & The Pressure to Please

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The dream of a successful career in high school athletics is often the mixed dreams of an innocent child eager to please a parent who never made it to the pros. 

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Antares Rocket Explosion: What Went Wrong?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In Virginia yesterday, a rocket carrying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of equipment exploded shortly after liftoff. 

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Kobani and The Campaign Against ISIS

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ISIS has released a video claiming that it will soon overtake the Kurdish town of Kobani, a pivotal point for the American campaign.

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What it Takes to Be a Marine Corps Sniper

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Of all the roles a member of the armed forces can play on the battlefield, perhaps none is as terrifying as that of a sniper. Two Marine Corps snipers reflect on their jobs. 

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