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Rachael Berkey (Bookoisseur)
Works at The Daily Dot
Attended University of New Hampshire
Lives in New York, NY
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This is a great piece that everyone should read and think about.

"Our tendency to become outraged when it is fashionable to be so is a direct representation of just how numb we have become. While Cecil’s story is still a disturbing one, creating a social media firestorm and making a villain out of Palmer rather than focusing on poaching as a whole speaks volumes about the way media outlets have blinded us. And while sensationalized journalism has been prominent throughout history and is unlikely to disappear, we have a responsibility as consumers to begin reading between the lines."
Although we may think outrage journalism only applies to tabloid magazines, it appears that this sensationalized storytelling has become commonplace.
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On late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning, the Internet churned itself into a frenzy thanks to an interview with Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans wherein they called Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff a "slut" and a "whore." It was ...not great and immediately incited a litany of reactions regarding whether or not the joke was inherently sexist or not. And, even if it was, if that was really all that big of a deal: a.k.a the cont...
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Hacked L.A. traffic sign encourages reading! 📚 http://buff.ly/1y1nIOJ  
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A downtown Los Angeles digital traffic sign was apparently hacked recently to state, "READ A FUCKING BOOK." L.A. Weekly contributor Daina Beth Solomon s...
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Keeping resolutions is tough, but shouldn't you at least make it to the New Year before you give up completely? Clearly, no one gave these animal friends the pep talk they needed.
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Sign up for reddit's 6th annual Secret Santa on redditgifts!
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Super cute gamer comic.
Love is the ultimate co-op experience.
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So I'm crowdfunding a book? Maybe if you're into the first chapter you could pre-order a copy? That would be awesome!
The Fable Hunt is a 329-page fantasy book by Rachael Berkey. Follow The Fable Hunt on Inkshares.
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A couple of months ago, I pitched a feature on the music industry that I was totally qualified to write. But the editor questioned my experience: What exactly had I published about the music industry? By my count, over two ...
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Me & all my friends.
Credit Illustration by Edwin Fotheringham
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[trigger warning: domestic violence] The women at my physical therapist’s office need to know why I am there. Not the ones who work there — they have charts and notes and a file stuffed full of inf...
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I wrote a thing! (not surprising) 

It's about #comics! (surprising!)
I didn't read comic books growing up. I read comics – just not the books. Every morning, sleepy eyed and not fully awake, I not so patiently waited for my turn with the funny pages. First they went to my dad, though admittedly he was usually completely done with the newspaper before I even got ...
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dear teach me how to draw those comis
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Security researchers with Lacoon Mobile Security have discovered a new iOS mobile remote access Trojan (mRAT) which is believed to be targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Dubbed Xsser, the Trojan steals valuable information like SMS, email, instant messages, location data,…
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Work
Occupation
Writer
Employment
  • The Daily Dot
    Executive Assistant, 2015 - present
  • Nerdist.com
    Writer, 2014 - present
  • Knock Twice
    Content Strategist, 2014 - 2015
  • Hello Giggles
    Writer, 2011 - 2014
  • My Damn Channel
    Executive Assistant, 2013 - 2014
  • Running Start
    Associate Director, 2009 - 2014
  • Rep. Nick Rahall
    Press Secretary, 2008 - 2009
  • Poncho
    Social Media & Community Manager, 2015 - 2015
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New York, NY
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I write...a lot!
Education
  • University of New Hampshire
    English
  • St. Lawrence University
    English
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Female