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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.

Watch Three Adorable Grandmas Smoke Marijuana For the First Time Ever

mic.com — When many Americans think of people who consume marijuana, they think of hippies, stoners, or college students. This new video from Cut Video proves otherwise. Why hadn't they smoked before? "I was too busy raising children," says one. "I was a suburban housewife, we had our cigarettes and our cocktails and we were happy," says another.

Powerful Photos Capture the Growing Crisis in Mexico the U.S. Is Ignoring

mic.com — Mexico is on the verge of crisis. Thousands of Mexicans have taken to the streets around the country to demand justice for the 43 missing students abducted and brutally executed by corrupt police officers and gang members in September.

Inside The World's Most Bizarre Brand-New Museum

mic.com — Shrunken heads. Tiger skeletons. Celebrity feces. These are just a few of the bizarre items on display at the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, an unusual new collection that opened last week in London.

One Chart Proves That There's Still Hope for Humanity

mic.com — Two historic events took place Wednesday. At around 10:30 am EST, scientists landed an unmanned probe on a distant comet between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, the first time a spacecraft has ever landed on the surface of one. Also Wednesday: The Internet had a collective meltdown over Kim Kardashian's butt.

One Chart That Proves There's Still Hope for Humanity

mic.com — Two historic events took place Wednesday. At around 10:30 am EST, scientists landed an unmanned probe on a distant comet between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, the first time a spacecraft has ever landed on the surface of one. Also Wednesday: The Internet had a collective meltdown over Kim Kardashian's butt.

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

mic.com — A federal judge struck down South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, making it the 33rd state in America to extend marriage equality to gay and lesbian couple. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel wrote in his decision that South Carolina's ban on same-sex marraige citizens' rights to equal protection and due process under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S.

The U.S. and China Just Struck a Historic Climate Change Deal

mic.com — President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled ambitious new targets for greenhouse gas reductions at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in in Beijing. According to the New York Times, the two leaders had been in secret negotiations for months. Obama's unveiled a new plan to reduce U.S.

On Veterans Day, We Honor the Military. The Rest of the Year, We Fail Them

mic.com — When President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, to commemorate the end of the First World War, he set the precedent for the modern Veterans Day.

52 Common Myths, Debunked in One Glorious Infographic

mic.com — Did George Washington actually grow marijuana? Do bulls really hate the color red? And was Napoleon the short, fuming man history has led us to believe? None of these things are true, but they're generally considered common knowledge.

Greece Has Become a Mecca for Subversive Street Art

mic.com — New York City has traditionally been considered the premier mecca for street artists around the world. "It's hard to imagine what New Yorkers experienced in the early seventies, as they watched their city become steadily tattooed with hieroglyphics," wrote Dimitri and Gregor Ehrlich New York magazine in 2007.
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Nov 22, 2014

The Real Battle for Ferguson Is Being Fought by Its Young People mic.com/articles/10485… Read @zakcheneyrice's great dispatch

Nov 22, 2014

An Oral History Of The 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship Opening

Nov 22, 2014

RT @caitlindewey: Internet culture is *actually* American culture, so stop blaming the Internet for dumb memes and things wapo.st/1yAfYAv

Nov 21, 2014

@tanehisicoates the 'social contact' is history's greatest straw man anyway

Nov 21, 2014

OH: “Yeah, I got told off for spending too much time in the lactation room.”

Nov 21, 2014

RT @cmonstah: Tecate > Bud + Miller | RT @ezraklein My only disagreement with this is that Miller Lite>Bud Light gqm.ag/1xzzwXv



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