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Elise Czajkowski

Writer/Editor

New York, New York

Elise Czajkowski

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After Ruling, Two Muslim Comedians Closer to Having Ads Posted in Subways

Lighthearted ads that both aimed to promote the 2013 documentary “The Muslims Are Coming!”. and tolerance toward American Muslims should start appearing in dozens of the city’s subway stations in the near future, following a district-court ruling on Wednesday that reversed a decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to reject the ads.
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Taiwanese Man Gets 42 Months For Exports To Iran

A Taiwanese businessman was sentenced Friday to 42 months in prison for breaking U.S. trade laws by exporting American goods with military uses to Iran. Yi-Lan Chen was sentenced by Judge Adalberto Jordan of the U.S.
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Calif. Lawmakers Limit Cadmium In Kids' Jewelry

California's Senate has passed a bill that would limit the amount of cadmium allowed in children's jewelry, the latest push to rid children's merchandise of the toxic metal.
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Bret Michaels Sues Promoter Over Axed Concert

Rock star Bret Michaels is demanding $5 million from a concert promoter who allegedly canceled a scheduled concert in upstate New York and blamed the musician's appearance on the television show "America's Got Talent" for the cancellation.
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Yuan Not Manipulated, But Undervalued: US Treasury

China is not actively manipulating its currency, but the renminbi remains undervalued despite recent changes in policy, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The department on Thursday sent its semi-annual Report on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies to Congress, saying that no major trading partner of the U.S.
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'Fly' Must Pay Atty Fees In Barclays 'Hot News' Spat

A judge has ordered financial news website theflyonthewall.com to pay $200,000 to Barclays Capital Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. for attorneys' fees stemming from a copyright infringement suit against the site over its posting of the banks' reports and suggestions.
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Judge Lets Al-Qaida Donors Off Hook In 9/11 MDL

A federal judge has granted dismissal to more than three dozen foreign defendants - including relatives of Osama bin Laden - in a case accusing them of donating funds later funneled to the group behind the Sept. 11 attacks, finding that the court did not have specific jurisdiction over them.
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Enviros Claim Wash. Dam Spill Laws Threaten Salmon

Fishing groups have joined with conservationists in a suit that accuses Washington state's water quality regulator of failing to protect endangered salmon by refusing to allow beneficial water releases over dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers.
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Northeast Fisheries Threaten Endangered Whales: Suit

The Humane Society of the United States has hit the National Marine Fisheries Service with a suit alleging the continued operation of four federal fisheries off the coast of New England threaten the lives of endangered whales.
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Markey Pushes FDA On Seafood Safety In Gulf

Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., has pressed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to monitor the effect on the region's seafood of chemical dispersants used to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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DVD Standards Antitrust Suit Tossed

A judge has dismissed an antitrust suit against international DVD standard-setting organization DVD Forum brought by the manufacturer of a thinner, recyclable optical disc, which accused the organization of trying to run it out of business. Judge Mariana R.
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EU Adopts New Competition Rules For Online Selling

New antitrust rules adopted by the European Commission will allow brand owners to block online sales of their goods by distributors without brick-and-mortar outlets, and ease restrictions currently facing online companies.
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About

Elise Czajkowski

Currently, I write the "Need to Know" newsletter for the American Press Institute, which explores trends in journalism at home and abroad. I also write content for the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY about subjects like journalism entrepreneurship, newsroom leadership, audience engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

In the spring of 2019, I was a Tow Knight Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Newmark School of Journalism, where I launched a non-profit called Sidewalk News, which uses outdoor advertising to distribute local news.

I also cover comedy and media in New York City; I previously compiled the comedy listings for The New York Times, and wrote for The New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Splitsider, Flavorpill, Time Out New York, Paste Magazine, Vulture, The Awl, and GOOD Magazine.

I have a degree from New York University in Broadcast Journalism and International Politics. As well as holding real jobs, I have written questions for BBC 4 quiz show "Only Connect", read the news on New Zealand radio, and audio described plays for blind audiences.

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Skills

  • Drupal
  • Flourish
  • Tableau
  • CSS
  • HTML5
  • Wordpress
  • Tableau
  • Google Analytics
  • Final Cut Pro
  • ENPS
  • Burli
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Avid iNEWS
  • Audacity
  • Adobe Photoshop