Elise Czajkowski


Brooklyn, New York

Elise Czajkowski


Print-Only in a Digital World

A few independent commercial publishers are rediscovering the joys of print. Will they survive long enough to tell the tale? Not quite horse-and-buggy: The small, well-designed magazine without a web edition. The future of print media is murky, but decidedly dark. Will it go the way of the tape player and the DVD player — still in existence, with niche audiences, but losing out at every step to digital?
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Why Sidewalk News is bringing local news amongst the people

One of my core journalistic beliefs is that, for a community to thrive, all of its members must have access to high quality local news. And that often isn’t the case — as a 2018 report by Fiona Morgan and James Hamilton determined, “Poor people get poor information, because income inequality generates information inequality.”.
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It’s Time to Retire the Man on the Street

Building trust in news means forming thoughtful connections, not shaking opinions out of random pedestrians.
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On Information Inequality and the Real World

I’ve long felt that journalists don’t fully consider how draining it is to consume the news. While the journalism industry (rightly) laments the speed at which journalists are forced to produce ever-more content, we overlook how much time a person would need to fully absorb and understand all that output.
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Elise Czajkowski

I'm currently a 2019 Tow Knight Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. I also cover comedy 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.



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