Elise Czajkowski

New York, New York


Elise Czajkowski

I'm a freelance editor and writer with a focus on journalism trends and innovation. I write the "Need to Know" newsletter for the American Press Institute, produce content for the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and write articles for the Local Media Association. I'm also working in a project for Wirecutter and a case study for the Institute for Nonprofit News.

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 covered 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.