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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.

Everything Wrong With America, in One Tweet

mic.com — I'm just going to leave this here: What's wrong with this country, in one tweet: pic.twitter.com/nzlRe808WK - Anthony Adragna (@aadragna) November 25, 2014 We've removed our very poorly worded tweet from earlier to stop the bad signal from spreading. Please accept our sincerest apologies.

Everyone Needs to Read the Brown Family's Statement Following the Ferguson Decision

mic.com — It's been a sad evening in Ferguson, but the sadness belongs, first and foremost, to the family of Michael Brown. A grand jury announced Monday it has decided to officially clear 28-year-old Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson of any criminal and legal wrongdoing after he gunned down 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown in the St.

Who Said It: Chuck Hagel or Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel?

mic.com — Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator from Nebraska, announced Monday that he is stepping down as secretary of defense in President Barack Obama's administration. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a German philosopher, generally regarded as the intellectual godfather of Marxism and continental philosophy, who died in 1836.

Report: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Is Stepping Down

mic.com — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, the Associated Press reports, citing a senior administration official. CBS News reports that the resignation is a "mutual decision" between Hagel and Obama that "has been under discussion for the last couple of weeks."

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.
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Nov 26, 2014

Nation Doesn’t Know If It Can Take Another Bullshit Speech About Healing theonion.com/articles/natio… via @TheOnion

Nov 26, 2014

@passantino @DerrickClifton Have a lovely Thanksgiving --- I hope you're not working tomorrow.

Nov 26, 2014

@passantino @DerrickClifton Oh totally fine! Sorry, Jon -- I'm really sick right now and probably more heated than I should be.

Nov 26, 2014

@passantino @DerrickClifton That's a fair critique. Can you send us both an email? I'd love to discuss with more space.

Nov 26, 2014

@passantino @DerrickClifton Yeah hi it's not a news story. It's a 'talk to your asshole relatives at Thanksgiving' story.

Nov 26, 2014

@passantino Bring it up with @DerrickClifton. I literally could care less right now.



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