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Elijah Wolfson

Elijah Wolfson is an American writer and editor.[1] He is the son of noted academic Elliot Wolfson. In 2013, he married Jas Johl, who serves on the Board of Directors of the policy think tank The Roosevelt Institute. [2]

Wolfson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey and Manhattan, New York. He studied rhetoric and creative writing at the University of California, Berkeley.[3][4][5]

Wolfson began his career as a Senior Editor at Newsweek,[6] where he covered science, health, technology and culture.[7][8][9] He's contributed to The Atlantic,[10][11]Al Jazeera America,[12][13]Vice,[14] and the Huffington Post,[15][16] and has appeared on MSNBC, BBC World News,[17]NPR and other media outlets.[18]

In 2013, Wolfson was awarded a Langeloth Health Journalism Fellows by the John Jay College Center on Media, Crime, and Justice.[19] In 2015, he was awarded an International Reporting Project Fellowship,[20] and covered the Nepal Earthquake of 2015 from the ground.[21] In 2015, Wolfson was also awarded the Metcalf Institute Fellowship[22] and the 2015 Population Institute Global Media Award for his reporting on the relationship between climate change and access to family planning in developing countries.[23]

In 2016, his Newsweek cover story[24] investigated allegations of child abuse at Jewish Chabad school system of New York.[25][26] The story sparked protests.[27][28][29][30]

Wolfson now serves as Deputy Editor at Quartz.[31][32][33]


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  2. ^ http://www.popflock.com/learn?s=Roosevelt_Institute
  3. ^ "UC Regents Approve System-Wide Tuition Hikes". Newsweek.com. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Quartz hires ideas editor, markets reporter in London, others - Talking Biz News". talkingbiznews.com. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Guillen, Michael (5 May 2008). "The Evening Class: PFA: WE ARE CINEMA--The Evening Class Interviews With Matt Losada, Elijah Wolfson and Hector Jimenez". Theveningclass.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Elijah Wolfson". Newsweek. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Elijah Wolfson (August 12, 2015). "Sex Cells" (PDF). Fnal.gov. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Barbara, Guzzetti (27 August 2015). "Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media". IGI Global. Retrieved 2017 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ "Newsweek Announces Results of 2015 Green Rankings". Prnewswire.co.uk. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Seeing red: The 'messy' meanings of how we see color". Minnpost.com. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ Wolfson, Elijah. "Elijah Wolfson". The Atlantic. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Elijah Wolfson". america.aljazeera.com. Retrieved .
  13. ^ Essig, Todd. "Managing The Risks Of Taking Adderall To Enhance Work Performance". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Elijah Wolfson". Motherboard. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Elijah Wolfson | The Huffington Post". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved .
  16. ^ Scrivner, L. (24 September 2014). "Becoming Insomniac: How Sleeplessness Alarmed Modernity". Springer. Retrieved 2017 – via Google Books.
  17. ^ "BBC World Focus on Africa Newsweek Ebola". Vimeo. Retrieved .
  18. ^ Altman, Anna. "Retweet if You're Grieving". Op-Talk. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Amy Solomon, Senior Advisor, Department of Justice; and Hon. Robert Russell, Presiding Judge at Drug Treatment Courts of Buffalo, N.Y. to speak on correctional health care and the Affordable Care Act at John Jay College - CUNY Newswire - CUNY". Cuny.edu. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "Wolfson, Elijah -- International Reporting Project". internationalreportingproject.org. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "The poorest Nepalis suffer the most after the 2015 earthquake devastation". Newsweek. 2016-04-21. Retrieved .
  22. ^ "Ten Journalists Awarded Metcalf Institute Fellowship". metcalfinstitute.org. Retrieved 2017.
  23. ^ "The Population Institute". Populationinstitute.org. Retrieved .
  24. ^ "For decades, child abuse was allegedly covered up in Brooklyn's Hasidic community". Newsweek. 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  25. ^ "Investigating Abuse Allegations in the Chabad School System". Wnyc.org. Retrieved 2017.
  26. ^ "Investigating Abuse Allegations in the Chabad School System". Survivorsforjustice.org. Retrieved 2017.
  27. ^ "Newsweek exposé on alleged Hasidic child abuse sparks Brooklyn protest". Newsweek.com. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  28. ^ Lopin, Yerachmiel (18 March 2016). "Why You Should Attend the Sunday Demonstration in Crown Heights against Abuse". Frumfollies.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2017.
  29. ^ "Don't Burn Down the House". collive. Retrieved 2017.
  30. ^ "Like the Catholic Church, the Hasidic Community Has a Child Abuse Problem". Complex. Retrieved 2017.
  31. ^ "Elijah Wolfson -- Quartz". Quartz. Retrieved .
  32. ^ "From White House Intern to Quartz Photo Editor". Adweek.com. Retrieved 2017.
  33. ^ "Movement at Quartz - Cision". Cision.com. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 2017.

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