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Five Years of Reporting on the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

For Adam Reinherz, an award-winning journalist, it was something much more personal.
Adam Reinherz is a member of the inaugural cohort of the Hartman Seminar & Writers Workshop for Journalists and an award-winning journalist and staff writer at the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle. His coverage has ranged from reporting on the safety of American students during the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict to following up on fire, flooding and wreckage inside a local kosher supermarket. In the aftermath of the 2018 shooting at the Tree of Life building, Reinherz filed

Yehuda Kurtzer


The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in October 2018 was the deadliest attack on Jewish people in American history. For Adam Reinherz, award-winning journalist and senior staff writer at the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, it was also something much more personal. In the years since the attack, he has reported on everything—from the tragedy to its fallout to the shooter’s recent death sentence—across dozens of articles, for the sake of both his Jewish community and the larger world. In this week’s episode, Adam and Yehuda Kurtzer discuss what it means to approach a story that holds both particular and universal resonance.

For a list of articles by Adam Reinherz click here.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

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