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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.

Ebola Has Come to New York City

mic.com — Ebola has come to the Big Apple. The New York Times reports that a doctor who had treated Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive for the virus, becoming the city's first diagnosed case. A second test will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to confirm the initial test.

Madeleine Albright's Twitter Game Is Way Better Than Yours

mic.com — Conan O'Brien is a late night talk show host. Madeleine Albright is the former Secretary of State. Here's what happens when they meet on Twitter: We'll consider adding "Slutty Madeleine Albright" to our list of DIY feminist Halloween costumes.

The First Trailer for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Has Leaked Online

mic.com — What appears to be the entire first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron has leaked online. Marvel Studios had originally planned on debuting the first trailer for the much-anticipated Avengers sequel during Agents of SHIELD next Tuesday. The trailer opens with an ominous voiceover from James Spader, who plays the titular Ultron.

Gunfire Reported At Canadian Parliament

mic.com — A gunman who shot a Canadian soldier in Ottawa was chased by police into the center block of the Canadian Parliament, Reuters reports. More 30 more shots were fired inside the building, an eyewitness told Ottawa police told the Associated Press they had a call at 9:52 a.m.

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 virus 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 Syrians.

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.
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Oct 25, 2014

"This is 2014 in immature, animal-worshiping, Cute Emergency-retweeting America." theatlantic.com/entertainment/…

Oct 24, 2014

There have been 87 school shootings since the Sandy Hook massacre. When will we do something? mic.com/articles/10233…

Oct 24, 2014

@GrahamDavidA This is why organizations need structure and leadership



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