Photo by Christie Chisholm

Photo by Christie Chisholm


Christie Chisholm (that's me) is a senior editor at the Columbia Journalism Review. At different times, she has been a science writer, food reviewer, theater critic, news reporter, book editor, feature writer, magazine editor, and EIC. She has won some awards for her writing and editing.

She also writes a letter called Today, which is sent once a week.

Christie is an alumnus of the University of New Mexico, where she earned a bachelor's degree in human development and culture, as well as Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where she received a master's in science journalism. She lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with a mythical beast of a dog.


Christie is an excellent reporter and a lovely writer, one who can engage her readers with graceful writing and with good storytelling and characters.

—Marguerite Holloway, director of science and environmental journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism

Some of the best work the Alibi ever printed came from Christie Chisholm's fingertips.

Christie has the kind of intense intellectual curiosity that’s always found in the best writers. Whether writing about community planning, nuclear power, animal rights or human sexuality, she’s proven over and over again that she can trace complex stories to a logical and satisfying conclusion.

—Steven Robert Allen, director of public policy at ACLU New Mexico and former editor-in-chief of the Weekly Alibi

Christie Chisholm has writing chops to spare—in particular, a delicate narrative touch that saturates the hues in every tale and keeps readers hooked from beginning to end. We've worked in newspapers together for years, and I've never seen Chisholm beaten by a story regardless of bureaucracy or complexity. She's a grade A writer, researcher and reporter.

—Marisa Demarco, co-founder of New Mexico Compass and former editor-in-chief of the Weekly Alibi


Awards

  • Scholarship to attend Harvard University's Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, 2006
  • First Place, Enterprise Reporting, "Atrisco's Long Goodbye," New Mexico Press Women, 2008
  • First Place, News Article in a Non-Daily Paper, "Intolerable," New Mexico Press Women, 2007
  • First Place, Publication Regularly Edited by Entrant (aka Best Publication), Weekly Alibi, New Mexico Press Women, 2009

  • Second Place, Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture Reporting, "Diary of a Locavore" and "Pour Me a River," New Mexico Press Women, 2009
  • Second Place, Feature Article in a Non-Daily Paper, "Losing It," New Mexico Press Women, 2007
  • Third Place, News Article in a Non-Daily Paper, "Intolerable," National Federation of Press Women, 2007
  • Honorable Mention, Feature Article in a Non-Daily Paper, "Service with a Smile," New Mexico Press Women, 2008