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 Power of An Iconic Image

Friday, September 04, 2015

After a photo of a drowned Syrian toddler went viral, we discuss how images can define a conflict. Warning: The photos in this story may be distressing to some viewers.

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Kim Davis is In Jail. Here's What's Next For the Religious Freedom Debate.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

A federal judge in Kentucky has found Davis in contempt of court for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. But that doesn't mean this issue is settled.

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Chinese Military Cuts 300,000 Troops

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The People's Liberation Army will see a reduction of 300,000 military personnel, a move not necessarily aimed at reducing the military's capability.

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Why Technology May Be Killing Your Relationship

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Email. Twitter. Facebook. Netflix. How important is it to be technologically compatible with your other half?

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Supporting Immigrant Students in Miami

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A teacher describes a community that embraces diversity.

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The Death of the Summer Job

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The summer job as we once knew it has become somewhat of an archaic concept, but don't be too quick to call today's youth lazy. Here's what's behind the summer's drop in teen employment.

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Shell Invests Billions Into Arctic Drilling

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

For the first time in more than two decades, Royal Dutch Shell is preparing to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast.

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How National Landmarks Get Their Names

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Mount McKinley is now Denali. The Takeaway explores the history of national landmarks, how their names have changed over the years, and whether they should be changed back. 

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Austria Tightens Borders As Refugees Pour In

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

After 71 dead migrants were found abandoned in a truck on a highway last week, Austrian police officers have began conducting spot-checks of vehicles that are entering from Hungary.

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How Walmart Could Change the Gun Debate

Friday, August 28, 2015

The corporate giant says its move to no longer sell military-style rifles is simply a business decision. But what if corporate trends have the power to shift public attitudes?  

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Food Fight: How Chinese Spying Threatens U.S. Agriculture

Friday, August 28, 2015

After Chinese agriculture officials were caught spying, some FBI bureaus have made agriculture technology the number two most important security issue, second only to terrorism.

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Florida Lawmakers Play Politics With Voting Districts

Friday, August 28, 2015

Florida’s high court ruled that the legislature needs to redraw the state’s Congressional districts because they favored Republicans to heavily. But no resolution has been reached.

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Pushy Powerful Parents: The Home-School Lobby Under Fire

Friday, August 28, 2015

Home-schooling is on the rise across the country. Some states hardly regulate the practice, and one lobbying group hopes to keep it that way. 

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Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

To keep out migrants, Hungarian officials are building a wall along its border with Serbia, similar to what many U.S. presidential candidates hope to construct. But do such walls work? 

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How Companies Make Millions Off Lead Poisoning Victims

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A new investigation finds that predatory companies take advantage of poor, minority lead poisoning victims—including Freddie Gray and his family.

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The Virginia TV Shooting: Listeners React

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For some, the shooting hits close to home. For many, this event signals a need for gun control. Some of you admit that none of this is shocking to you. And many are feeling hopeless.

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Will There Ever Be Another Einstein?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, we explore how a scientist becomes an icon. We also wonder whether it can ever be done again.  

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Wildfires Consume Washington State

Thursday, August 27, 2015

More than 250,000 acres are believed to be burning, a rare event that's breaking records in the state's history.

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Play to Code

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

At the Colorado Innovation Network Summit, John Hockenberry speaks with a young entrepreneur who's teaching girls to code through gaming and play.

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Big Oil: The Mothers of Invention

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

While startups and tech companies are working on new ideas above the ground, energy companies—some of this country's original innovators—are focusing their efforts below the ground.

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