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Jared Keller

Brooklyn, NY
As seen in:  The Atlantic
Covers:  Digital Technology, Digital Media, Media, Gadgets, Social Media, Technology
Doesn't Cover: Marketing, Apps

Director of programming, PolicyMic

Jared Keller's Biography

I'm the director of programming at PolicyMic, a news and analysis startup. Before that I was a digital editor at Al Jazeera America, social media director for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek, and an associate editor at The Atlantic.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was an associate writer at National Journal's The Hotline for the summer, aggregating political news.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I learned to type on one.

How is social media changing news?

Everything is faster and voicier. Mistakes are made more often and vetted just as easily.

A Federal Judge Just Struck Down Arizona's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

mic.com — A federal judge has struck down Arizona's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, the Associated Press reports. The judge ruled that the ban denies same-sex couples equal protection under the law. The ruling by U.S. District Judge John Sedwick bars state officials from enforcing a 1996 state law and a 2008 constitutional amendment that outlawed same-sex marriages.

Michelle Obama's 'Turn Down For What' Parody Vine Is Simply Adorable

mic.com — Michelle Obama's signature initative is Let's Move, a campaign focused on healthy eating and exercise designed to raise a healthier generation of children. So it should have come as little surprise that the White House posted a Vine of the First Lady on Tuesday wagging a turnip in response to a question inspired by the popular song " Turn Down For What."

Michelle Obama's 'Turn Down For What' Parody Vine Is Simply Perfect

mic.com — Michelle Obama's signature initative is Let's Move, a campaign focused on healthy eating and exercise designed to raise a healthier generation of children. So it should have come as little surprise that the White House posted a Vine of the First Lady on Tuesday wagging a turnip in response to a question inspired by the popular song " Turn Down For What."

Breathtaking Photos of Syria From Space Put the Country's Civil War in Perspective

mic.com — Syria is still at war. With news of West Africa's Ebola outbreak, the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, tensions between the Ukraine and Russia and violence in Gaza, it's far too easy for us to forget that Syria's ongoing civil war has killed more than 200,000 people and displaced nearly 9 million Syria civilians.

Two Disturbing Charts Reveal Everything Wrong With Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp

mic.com — Last week, Facebook completed its acquisition of mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion in the largest-ever purchase of a Silicon Valley company. That $19 billion figure has since risen to a $22 billion valuation thanks to Facebook's rising share price.

Malala Yousafzai Just Made History With Her Nobel Peace Prize

mic.com — Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai just became the youngest Nobel Prize winner in history. Yousafzai and Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi were awarded 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Yousafzai, 17, and Satyarthi, 60, were chose "for their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.

This Is Why You Don't Joke About Ebola on an Airplane

mic.com — A tasteless joke by an American passenger traveling to the Dominican Republic caused panic among passengers and the airplane crew, causing authorities to isolate the plane for more than an hour on the tarmac. An unidentified passenger traveling on US Airways Flight 845 from Philadelphia to Punta Cana, yelled out, "I've been to Africa!"

This Is Exactly Why You Don't Joke About Ebola on an Airplane

mic.com — A tasteless joke by an American passenger traveling to the Dominican Republic caused panic among passengers and the airplane crew, causing authorities to isolate the plane for more than an hour on the tarmac. An unidentified passenger traveling on US Airways Flight 845 from Philadelphia to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, yelled out, "I've been to Africa!"

The Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died

mic.com — The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. has died. Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, who recently traveled from West Africa to Dallas, had been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas since Sept. 28.

A Federal Court Just Ruled Two More State Bans on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

mic.com — A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada violate the U.S. Constitution and cannot be enforced, Reuters reports. The decision, from the 9th U.S.
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