Jared Keller on Muck Rack

Jared Keller

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

Deputy editor @MaximMag. Contributing writer @PacificStand. Past: @TheAtlantic @Business @AJAM. Avon face with a Stratford booty. Email: jkeller @ maxim dot com

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.

Read Full Bio →

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.

Can we design the ideal city, or must it evolve?

aeon.co — In 1970, Paolo Soleri set out to build a utopia in the barren desert of Arizona. The Italian architect's sojourn in the wilderness was an unusual one. Born in 1919 and educated at Turin's renowned Polytechnic University, where he received the highest honours in architecture, Soleri moved to Arizona in 1947 to apprentice under Frank Lloyd Wright at the legendary architect's home and educational centre, Taliesin West.
Aug 04, 2015

Can we design the ideal city or must it evolve organically? aeon.co/magazine/cultu… by @jaredbkeller

Sep 01, 2015

RT @jaredbkeller: I wrote about arcologies for @aeonmag because I grew up on SimCity 2000 and I bet you did too bit.ly/1NLl7R4

I wrote about Italian architect Paolo Soleri,...

Aug 04, 2015

RT @jaredbkeller: Paolo Soleri's arcology schematics in 'City in the Image of Man' are insane. tmblr.co/ZVV8Ly1rDcM54 cc @aeonmag

The Cartoon Guide to Surviving a Nuclear Bomb Test

Jul 18, 2015

The Cartoon Guide to Surviving a Nuclear Bomb Test fb.me/vKPdgM23

What Daredevil Gets Right About Being Blind -- Science of Us

Apr 15, 2015

What Daredevil Gets Right About Blindness and Heightened Senses (But Probably Not Radioactive Truck Goo) nym.ag/1aSdF5R

Tocqueville Was Right: Americans Are More Optimistic Than Citizens of Other Wealthy Nations

theatlantic.com — For centuries, visitors to the United States have been struck by the boundless optimism of its people. Recent research bears out the stereotype, confirming that Americans really are more hopeful about the future than their peers in other wealthy nations. But it also suggests that American optimism may now be waning in the face of contemporary political and economic challenges.
Mar 25, 2015

Tocqueville Was Right: Americans Are More Optimistic Than Citizens of Other Wealthy Nations — Atlantic Mobile m.theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Mar 25, 2015

Tocqueville Was Right: Americans Are More Optimistic Than Citizens of Other Wealthy Nations — Atlantic Mobile m.theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Show 1 more tweet from Mark Gimein

In One Tweet, Elizabeth Warren Perfectly Sums Up Why We'll Miss Jon Stewart

mic.com — Jon Stewart, the beloved satirist and host of The Daily Show, announced during a live-taping on Tuesday that he ending his 16-year run on late-night's best news desk. Stewart's particular brand of fake news and incisive political commentary captured television audiences and inspired a host of spin-offs, as well as the careers of brilliant comedic minds (and former Daily Show correspondents) like Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver.

NASA Just Spotted a Smiley Face in Space - And What's Causing It Is Mind-Blowing

mic.com — The universe is smiling on you today. This unusual photo, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and posted online by NASA on Monday, shows a cluster of galaxies that looks, oddly, like a smiley face. At first, this may seem like an optical illusion: After all, the human brain is wired to see human faces in everything, a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia.

No, Smoking Marijuana Doesn't Make You More Likely to Crash Your Car

mic.com — After Colorado and Washington state voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2013, the legislation's opponents and health officials conjured up the specter of stoned drivers turning America's highways into death traps. They warned that increased pot use related to decriminalization would lead to an increase in traffic fatalities due to " drugged driving."
Feb 09, 2015

No, smoking marijuana doesn’t make you more likely to crash your car mic.com/articles/11017…

The Handwritten Love Letter Is a Dying Art - Here Are the Wonderful Things We're Losing

mic.com — The evidence of my earliest forays into romance are in a manila envelope on the bottom of my old desk, squirreled away in a corner of the bedroom in the house I grew up in.
Feb 09, 2015

I wrote a short essay on the death of the handwritten love letter — and what we're losing mic.com/articles/11009…

Feb 09, 2015

RT @nicktheandersen: 'All you need is a pen and paper.' - @jaredbkeller w/ a beautiful homage to handwritten letters bit.ly/1DX6odB

Feb 09, 2015

Love this piece from @jaredbkeller on the art of the handwritten love letter mic.com/articles/11009… via @MicNews

Feb 09, 2015

Web hack mewls over passing of time -- and it's really lovely. +100,000 --> m.mic.com/articles/11009…

Feb 09, 2015

RT @jacobdhorowitz: The handwritten love letter is dying. Here's @jaredbkeller's defense of falling in love the old fashioned way. mic.com/articles/11009…

Show 4 more tweets from Jared Keller, Michele Norris and others...

AC/DC Used a Teleprompter For Their Own Song at the Grammys

mic.com — I'm just going to leave this here: Everything is a lie. Jared Keller Jared Keller is the director of news at Mic. A former associate editor at The Atlantic and social media director for Bloomberg Digital, he has also written for Aeon, Al Jazeera America, Outside, Pacific Standard, and The Verge.
More Articles →

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.