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Brooklyn, NY
News Director — Mic
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.

One Alarming Chart Shows the Disturbing Impact of Anti-Vaccine Zealots

mic.com — Smiles aren't the only contagious thing at Disneyland. Seventy people have become infected in a measles outbreak at California's famed theme park, an outbreak that's led state public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease to avoid Disneyland, the Associated Press reports.

Fisherman Captured a 300-Toothed "Living Fossil" Off the Coast of Australia

mic.com — A 300-toothed frilled shark with "a face fitting of a sea monster" was caught off the waters of Australia by a fishing trawler in December, USA Today reports. The rarely seen shark, one of two remaining species of an ancient family of sharks that date back 80 million years, is known as a "living fossil," according to the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association.

Scientists Just Discovered Evidence of Two New Planets in Our Solar System

mic.com — Our solar system just got a little bit bigger. Researchers have uncovered evidence of two more planets circling our sun far beyond Pluto's orbit. It's a discovery that scientists say could revolutionize current models on the formation of the solar system.

Pope Francis on Birth Control: Catholics Don't Have to Breed "Like Rabbits"

mic.com — In defending the Catholic Church's ban on contraception, Pope Francis said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."

President Obama to Propose Middle Class Tax Cuts at the State of the Union

mic.com — President Obama will use his State of the Union address to call on Congress to raise taxes on the wealthiest taxpayers and largest financial institutions in order to fund a series of tax cuts for the middle class, senior administration officials announced on Saturday.

Churches Torched in Niger as Anti-'Charlie Hebdo' Protests Spread Across the World

mic.com — At least two churches were torched in Niger's capital on Saturday as protests raged on against the publication of a cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Senators to Saudi Arabia: Stop Flogging Your Blogger

mic.com — A bipartisan group of high-ranking U.S. senators criticized Saudi Arabia in a letter on Friday for its plans to publicly flog Raif Badawi, 30-year-old writer, activist and creator of the website Free Saudi Liberals, arguing that the Saudi government's continued repression of peaceful political activists and free expression not could jeopardize the close partnership between the U.S.

This Remarkable Fitness Video Using Real Women Is Going Totally Viral

mic.com — Last weeks, British fitness organization Sport England launched a new campaign called This Girl Can designed to encourage women to be engage in more health athletic activities. There's a big difference between #ThisGirlCan and other fitness campaigns you may have seen in the past - Sport England used real women, in all their glory, to encourage women to summon the courage to get active.

Watch France's 'Daily Show' Destroy the 'Fox News' Report on Muslim "No-Go Zones"

mic.com — Did you know that there are Muslim "no-go zones," administered under Sharia law, where non-Muslims are prohibited and al-Qaida freely searches for recruits in the streets? That's what Fox News would like you to believe.

It's Official: 2014 Was the Hottest Year in Recorded History

mic.com — Think climate change is still a myth? New research begs to differ. According to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. "In the annals of climatology, 2014 now surpasses 2010 as the warmest year in a global temperature record that stretches back to 1880," New York Times' Justin Gillis reports.
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