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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. Sometimes hipness is what it ain't.

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.

How This Man Made the Leap From Artist to Entrepreneur

entrepreneur.com — This story first appeared in the February issue of Entrepreneur . To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Editor's Note: This is an updated version of the story that was originally published in Entrepreneur's February issue. How does a lifelong artist transition into entrepreneurship? Easy: He relies on his creativity, like everyone else.
Feb 08, 2016

RT @Entrepreneur: How This Man Made the Leap From Artist to Entrepreneur entm.ag/1OZkyoD

Feb 09, 2016

How does a lifelong artist transition into entrepreneurship? fb.me/32nKIsqjv

No, We Won't Be Safer If We All Go Buy Guns. Here's The Data.

huffingtonpost.com — The pernicious myth of the good guy with a gun. Jared Keller Pacific Standard Sheriffs across the country have a message to their constituents: If you have a gun, carry it-your country needs you.
Jan 21, 2016

Data shows that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is not, in fact, a good guy with a gun huffingtonpost.com/entry/myth-goo…

Things That Didn’t Suck

medium.com — This year was terrible. Here's a list of things I wrote that made it vaguely less terrible. Can We Design the Ideal City, Or Must It Evolve? ( Aeon) I spent some time recently playing SimCity 2000 (don't ask) and ended up going down an arcology rabbit hole on Wikipedia.

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…

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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.
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Feb 11, 2016

@nxthompson @nicolatwilley there are few better science writers than Nicola

Feb 11, 2016

@elspethreeve gchat: the ultimate reporter's notebook

Feb 10, 2016

@HayesBrown I've got a really good 'punch that shit' from Hot Fuzz on my home computer. True story


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