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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. Work in Aeon, The Atlantic, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, LARB, Maxim, Slate, Smithsonian, Vice and others

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.

Facebook Will Now Start Showing You Gorier Images

psmag.com — By Jared Keller In early September, Aftenposten, the largest daily newspaper in Norway published an angry letter by its own editor-in-chief, Espen Egil Hansen, addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "I have no illusions that you will read this letter," Hansen wrote.

How the Trump Campaign Exposed America’s Sleeping Authoritarianism

psmag.com — Almost exactly four years ago, former Supreme Court Justice David Souter offered a dire warning to the crowd of nearly 1,300 people assembled in Concord, New Hampshire: America's civil religion, built on an abiding devotion to Republican principles, is on the verge of collapse.

Is U.S. Crime Getting Better or Worse? It Depends on Who You Ask

psmag.com — By Jared Keller If you've paid even the slightest bit of attention to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, you've heard the same message delivered over and over again: Crime in America is bad, and it's only getting worse.

Trump vs. Clinton: On Trump’s Assault Allegations

psmag.com — As expected, Donald Trump was forced to address the mounting pile of sexual assault allegations leveled against him since an explosive 2005...

The IMF Confirms That ‘Trickle-Down’ Economics Is, Indeed, a Joke

psmag.com — By Jared Keller "Trickle-down" economics began as a joke. Seriously. If there's one person most often associated with the origins of of trickle-down economics, it's President Ronald Reagan. Few people know, however, that the phrase was actually coined by American humorist Will Rogers, who mocked President Herbert Hoover's Depression-era recovery efforts, saying that "money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes it would trickle down to the needy."

Trump vs. Clinton: What Donald Trump Gets Wrong About Immigration

psmag.com — When questioned on immigration, Donald Trump returned to his usual trope of building a wall to prevent drugs and crime from flowing from Mexico into the United States. It is, of course, "a mess," in his viewing. But according to the data, not so much: President Obama has overseen one of the highest upticks in border enforcement and deportment in modern American history.

Trump vs. Clinton: Dead Kids Are Not a Good Argument

psmag.com — In a short discussion on gun control, Hillary Clinton took the ready-made viral route: citing not just the deaths of children (and easy political point), but the fact that toddlers tend to actually shoot and kill adults, which is actually true. The Washington Post reported in May that toddlers have shot at least 23 children as of that month.

Donald Trump’s Talk of Rigged Elections Isn’t Just Wrong - It’s Dangerous

psmag.com — By Jared Keller On January 7th, 2001, Americans were treated to a front-row view of democracy at its finest. With the tumult of the rancorous 2000 presidential election finally resolved, a joint session of Congress met in Washington to officially certify the results of the Electoral College.

The Sad Silver Lining to the Trump Campaign’s Implosion

psmag.com — By Jared Keller Since the Washington Post published a 2005 tape of the Republican presidential candidate boasting about sexually assaulting women, Donald Trump's campaign has been in a free fall. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's lead over Trump has widened from 2.7 to 6.7 points, according to a RealClearPolitics average; a similar FiveThirtyEight analysis puts Clinton up by 10 points.

How To Play X-Men Football – How to Disappear Completely

medium.com — While moving into my new apartment in Long Island City, I came across my cabin activity bible from my years as a counselor at Camp Becket in western Massachusetts. I worked there from 2004 to 2007, and it was the best job I've ever had.
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Oct 25, 2016

RT @Jacob_Brogan: Get you a thought experiment that can do both https://t.co/YJOGqJxb5d

Oct 25, 2016

upon further inspection Halloween is clearly an appropriation of sweetmonger culture

Oct 25, 2016

@PacificStand retweet me like one of your French girls

Oct 25, 2016

@bendreyfuss a friend of mine uses slack in his middle school classroom but I suspect his kids hate it

Oct 25, 2016

RT @PRRIpoll: With competing partisan visions at play, this election serves as referendum on US's future, reports @jaredbkeller. https://t.co/eqzwGwJ0lM

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