The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle was fortunate to host two interns this summer: Sarah Abrams, a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University, and James Musial, a senior at Georgetown University. Both interns were compensated by the Pittsburgh Media Partnership, a collaborative of news organizations from in and around Pittsburgh, founded in early 2020 with the goal of supporting and maintaining a vibrant local media landscape. The Chronicle was one of PMP’s founding members.
Abrams, who is from Long Island, New York, served this summer as a staff writer for the Chronicle, conducting interviews and writing many articles and news briefs, including a profile of former astronaut Jay Apt that garnered national attention. At CMU, she is working on a double major of professional writing and economics and politics. She is editor-in-chief of the Tepper Policy Review Economics Journal, and a Pillbox editor for The Tartan, CMU’s student newspaper.
Musial, who is from Sewickley, was the Chronicle’s digital content associate, focusing on expanding the Chronicle’s social media presence. He designed and launched the Chronicle’s new Facebook group, “Chronicle Connects: Jewish Pittsburgh,” and posted multiple Facebook, Instagram and Twitter messages every day. He was also responsible for assembling and distributing the Chronicle’s three weekly electronic newsletters. Following graduation, Musial hopes to begin a career in social media journalism, employing his skills in journalism, marketing and graphic design.
Both Abrams and Musial were outstanding additions to the Chronicle’s editorial team and made significant contributions. PJC
— Toby Tabachinck