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Brooklyn, NY
News Director — Mic
Covers:  digital technology, digital media, media, gadgets, social media, technology
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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.

This 9-Year-Old Wrote a Beautiful Letter to a Gay Teacher Who Just Came Out

mic.com — Prepare to have a lot of feelings. A 9-year-old girl has written a heartfelt letter to her teacher after he revealed that he was gay as part of a week devoted to stamping out bullying. The teacher sent a copy of the letter to Pink News, Europe's largest LGBT news service.

There's a Big Problem Threatening Beer Lovers Everywhere

mic.com — Bad news, beer lovers: Fracking may be killing some of your favorite brews. Environmentalists have been sounding the alarm on the negative consequences of hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, for years, from contaminated groundwater, to the release of toxic chemicals and carcinogens into the atmosphere, to even an increased risk of earthquakes.

The U.S. Is Suing New York Over a Horrific Pattern of Cruel and Unusual Punishment

mic.com — Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday over alleged civil rights violations after a Department of Justice investigation found a "deep-seated culture of violence" against young inmates at the Rikers Island jail. The Department of Justice's two-and-a-half year investigation's findings, released by Manhattan U.S.

You’re All Using The Term ‘Throwing Shade’ Wrong...

tumblr.com — You're All Using The Term 'Throwing Shade' Wrong and Need to Stop Immediately "The limits of my language," wrote Ludwig Wittgenstein in Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, "means the limits of my world." I was exposed to this quote as a freshman in college, and I understood immediately what it meant: words, phrases, and idioms have very, very particular meanings.

Inspiring Photos Capture Hong Kong Protesters' Perfect Parting Shot at the Government

mic.com — Honk Kong's democracy protests are over - for now. Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy activists and cleared out most of the protest area on Thursday, marking an end to more than two months of street demonstrations, Reuters reports.

Eric Garner's Daughter Just Sent a Powerful Message to the New York Police Department

mic.com — "Die-ins" have become a core feature of protests around the country in response to a grand jury's decision to not indict a police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York. On Thursday night, Garner's 24-year-old daughter Erica staged the most powerful die-in yet: in the spot where her father died in July.

This Man Flew Over Mt. Fuji on a Real-Life Jetpack, and It’s Absolutely Breathtaking

mic.com — During the 20th century, visions of the future normally included three things: flying cars, robots and jetpacks. Finally, the future is here. Former Swiss fighter pilot Yves Rossy, now known as "Jetman" around the world, has been experimenting with modern interpretations of the classic jetpack for years.

One Hilarious Video Shatters Society's Stereotypes About High-Powered Women at Work

mic.com — The Columbia Business School Follies, the sketch comedy group known for its hysterical mix of song, dance and incisive economic commentary, produced an amazing video pushing back against stereotypes and double standards faced by high-powered women in the workplace.

CIA "Interrogation" or Islamic State Torture? See if You Can Tell the Difference

mic.com — It's been a big week for abhorrent torture manifestos. On Tuesday, the Senate released its much-anticipated report outlining the CIA's brutal post-9/11 torture program. A few days before, the Islamic State (IS) group released what appears to be an "abhorrent" pamphlet to its followers with guidelines on how to capture, keep and sexually abuse female slaves, a reminder of the militant group's vicious tactics.

Two Charts Show Why the CIA's Torture Report Won't Change Anything

mic.com — With the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's much-awaited (and long-delayed) report on the use of torture by the CIA, Americans are finally being faced with the ghastly reality of the post-9/11 national security state.
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Americans aren't getting married, and researchers think porn is part of the problem wapo.st/1wZpBcw

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TL;DR you don’t have a healing factor don’t even. RT @ezraklein: Kids, don't diet like Wolverine: bit.ly/13wzvbl

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