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Avital Chizhik

NYC by way of USSR
Life Editor — The Forward

life editor @jdforward. writings @nytimes @haaretz @salon @tabletmag etc. teach journalism @yunews. rabbi's wife + mama. views are my own. avital@forward.com

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​Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt is a journalist living in New York City. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Tablet, and the Forward, and she is a frequent contributor to Haaretz. Her fiction has received recognition from the Atlantic Monthly, Moment Magazine and the National Young...

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Israel appoints first female ultra-Orthodox judge. (And obviously, Orthodox media is citing the men she is related to -- pedigree is everything.)  https://forward.com/life/faith/394990/israel-appoints-first-female-ultra-orthodox-judge/  https://t.co/QtXp7udwju
@GilStudent Ok I think I’m going to stop choosing quotes from pieces because it clearly discourages people from actually reading the piece! Which is exactly his point. @ElishevaAvital
@bungarsargon What’s ridiculous about his arguments in this piece? Seems like a pretty simple point to me. He is asking readers to trust reporting again, to invest in it, and to not dismiss it because they disagree
@ElishevaAvital @BretStephensNYT lol he literally writes about how people get enraged without reading the piece but the headline or an excerpt!!!
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What was your first job as a journalist?

My current one - writing for Haaretz

How is social media changing news?

It's changing both the speed and the direction of news -- news must be immediate, and must arrive to consumers, not the other way around.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

By email