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Jared Keller

Brooklyn, NY
Covers:  digital technology, digital media, media, gadgets, social media, technology
Doesn't Cover: marketing, apps

Writer for hire. Contributing writer @PacificStand. Past: @TheAtlantic @Business @AJAM @MaximMag. Sometimes hipness is what it ain't.

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.

Plutocrats in the Streets, Bernie Bros in the Sheets

Plutocrats in the Streets, Bernie Bros in the Sheets
psmag.com — New data reveals sugar daddies are going hard for Senator Sanders. By Jared Keller If you're the type of man who pays for female companionship, there's a strong chance you're feeling the Bern. In your wallet, that is.

The Grand Old Party Has Eaten Itself Alive

The Grand Old Party Has Eaten Itself Alive
psmag.com — Why did Republicans choose a reality show star as their presidential candidate? By Jared Keller Yesterday, Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee. Senator Ted Cruz, whose flailing campaign lost horribly in the Indiana primary (despite the early selection of VP candidate Carly Fiorina in a last-ditch effort to obstruct Trump's path to the nomination), delivered the equivalent of a eulogy for his party in his concession speech on Tuesday evening.

The Chilling Effect Is Real

The Chilling Effect Is Real
psmag.com — A new study on the aftermath of the Edward Snowden revelations gives us our best evidence yet. By Jared Keller Does the specter of surveillance limit free speech? You bet it does.

Will Raising the Minimum Wage Help End Mass Incarceration?

Will Raising the Minimum Wage Help End Mass Incarceration?
psmag.com — The Obama administration has a plan to end mass incarceration, and it's anything but conventional. In a new report examining various policy options to reduce mass incarceration, the White House Council of Economic Advisors (the brain trust tasked with helping President Barack Obama craft his economic agenda) predicts that increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 an hour by 2020 would result in a drop in the national crime rate by up to a five percent.

Why Are Americans Killing Themselves?

Why Are Americans Killing Themselves?
psmag.com — The national suicide rate is at its highest in nearly 30 years. Why? By Jared Keller So much for a country built on boundless optimism. More Americans are committing suicide now than at any other time in the last 30 years, according to a new analysis by the National Center for Health Statistics.

How Migratory Birds Could Save the Paris Agreement From the Supreme Court

How Migratory Birds Could Save the Paris Agreement From the Supreme Court
psmag.com — by Jared Keller In December, nearly every country on the planet came together in Paris for a historic deal to cut carbon emissions and beat back the rising tide of climate change. Now, the Supreme Court threatens to tear it all down.

Marijuana Episodes Are on the Rise in Colorado, But Not for the Reason You Think

Marijuana Episodes Are on the Rise in Colorado, But Not for the Reason You Think
psmag.com — A new report provides the most comprehensive look at the impact of the Centennial State's legislation yet. By Jared Keller A few days ahead of April 20, the unofficial Christmas of marijuana culture, local Denver Fox newscaster Jeremy Hubbard filmed an impassioned plea for his stoner viewers at home: Please, for the love of God, don't make us look bad.

Michigan Just Announced Criminal Charges in the Flint Water Crisis. They Won’t Be the Last

Michigan Just Announced Criminal Charges in the Flint Water Crisis. They Won’t Be the Last
psmag.com — In Michigan, justice starts with a trickle and ends with a flood. By Jared Keller Three Michigan government officials - two state regulators and a public works employee - were charged Wednesday as part of an ongoing probe over the city of Flint's ongoing water crisis, the Associated Press reports.

The Long Generational Shadow of the Clintons’ Crime Bill

The Long Generational Shadow of the Clintons’ Crime Bill
psmag.com — How a 20-year-old piece of legislation highlights the changing face of African-American activists. By Jared Keller In the run-up to her victory in the New York Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton's biggest liability may have been her husband.

How Hollywood Could Bring an End to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Drama

How Hollywood Could Bring an End to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Drama
psmag.com — The film industry can be a driving force behind the corporate boycott of states with 'religious freedom' legislation - to a point. By Jared Keller It's been almost two weeks since PayPal withdrew its plans for a new corporate headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the state's discriminatory "bathroom" bill, touching off a wave of corporate boycotts against similar legislation across the country.
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