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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.

Make America Great Again-Invest in High-Skilled Immigrants

psmag.com — By Jared Keller Are foreign workers coming to United States to steal the best jobs from hard-working Americans? Absolutely - and new research shows it's quite good for the country. A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that it's high-skilled immigrants who are fueling the growth of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector, a crucial engine for U.S.

Will Civilian Deaths in Yemen Force a Reset on U.S.-Saudi Relations?

psmag.com — A new report finds more than one-third of air raids on Yemen conducted by Saudi Arabia have destroyed civilian institutions. By Jared Keller While American politicians decry the long, costly conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, America and its allies are losing another battle in the War on Terror.

The U.S. Immigration System Is Only Getting Worse

psmag.com — By Jared Keller The biggest tragedy of America's immigration apparatus has nothing to do with national security. While a rise in refugees worldwide to an all-time high of 21.3 million as a result of the conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan (nearly half of whom are children, according to a new report by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) has for some spurred terror-laden anxieties, America's real immigration crisis centers on the treatment of those who enter the country.

Rescuing the Lost Art of 9/11

thedailybeast.com — Raiders of the Lost Art How 9/11 spawned one of the most unusual art preservation efforts of the modern era. The Three Shades have been to hell and back. In Dante Alighieri's legendary Divine Comedy, the souls of the dead (or 'shades' in the original Italian) stand before the gates of the underworld, their presence a precursor to the warning inscribed below: "abandon all hope, ye who enter here."

Despite Trump’s Claims, Obama Has Overseen Record Deportations. That All May Actually Change – Pacific Standard

psmag.com — By Jared Keller In his long-awaited speech on immigration delivered in Arizona on Wednesday night, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump delivered a full-throated argument for his campaign's central proposition: the deportation of America's 11 million undocumented residents. "Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation.

The Supreme Court Just Threw the Brakes on North Carolina’s Voting Restrictions – Pacific Standard

Gene Wilder spent decades raising awareness for the ovarian cancer that claimed wife Gilda Radner’s life.

slate.com — In 2005, Gene Wilder travelled to New York City from his home in Connecticut for one of the most important openings of his life. It wasn't one of the notoriously private comedian's side-splitting movies, or the stage version of The Producers on Broadway (he starred in the 1968 film across from Zero Mostel).

What Americans Don’t Understand About Trigger Warnings – Pacific Standard

psmag.com — A letter to incoming freshman at the University of Chicago underscores how dysfunctional our public discussion of trauma and student safety has become. By Jared Keller If you're planning on attending classes at the University of Chicago this fall, the school has a message for you: Keep your feelings to yourself.

Mad World – How to Disappear Completely

medium.com — One of my earliest memories is of pissing myself because of a movie. The specifics are vague. I'm sitting in the third floor of my childhood home in Belmont, Massachusetts, a former farmhouse that existed well before the doctors, lawyers, and professors of Boston expanded beyond Cambridge and Newton and filled acres of surrounding farmland with homes and families.

How the Money Bail System Perpetuates America’s Mass Incarceration Problem – Pacific Standard

psmag.com — If there was ever an example of how economic incentives can warp the institutions of justice, local jails are it. By Jared Keller At this very moment, nearly 450,000 Americans are sitting in county jails not because they've been charged with a crime, but because they simply don't have enough money to post bail.
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Sep 26, 2016

Did...did Trump go night skiing before this?

Sep 26, 2016

Donald Trump is barely holding it together

Sep 26, 2016

God bless the split screen.

Sep 26, 2016

I can’t believe this is actually happening. #Debates2016

Sep 26, 2016

[Int. MSNBC] Maddow: Well, here comes Donald Trump, exiting to … Williams: Wait a minute! That’s Mike Pence's music!

Sep 26, 2016

Bill and Melania on the same stage seems — ill-advised

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