Central Current staff writer Sarah. | Photo courtesy of Sarah Dolgin.

Central Current is pleased to announce the hiring of part-time reporter Sarah Dolgin, who will support coverage for sections including Arts & Culture and Justice & Equity.

Dolgin is set to graduate in May from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the School of Information Studies, with dual degrees in journalism and information technology.

Dolgin’s hiring marks the inauguration of Central Current’s paid internship opportunity for students studying at local colleges and universities. The internship, which Central Current hopes to offer each semester, relies on funding by members who donate to the news organization.

Central Current is a nonprofit, nonpartisan independent news website supported by philanthropy and charitable donations.

Founded in 2020, the website launched in 2022 with the hiring of editor-in-chief Julie McMahon, reporter Chris Libonati and chief of staff Christina Whiteside, who oversees fundraising, membership and operations. Arts & Culture reporter Yolanda Stewart was hired full-time at the beginning of 2023.

Dolgin plans devote part of her final semester at SU to working alongside Central Current’s full-time team to report human interest stories and contribute to data reporting.

Dolgin will cover stories about people and news in Central New York, help promote stories on social media and contribute to Central Current Radio, made possible through a partnership with WCNY.

In addition to her work at Central Current, Dolgin is the executive editor of Jerk magazine and the special projects lead producer for The NewsHouse.

Dolgin is eager to tackle new story ideas and connect with Central New Yorkers. She can be reached at newsroom@centralcurrent.org.


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Julie McMahon

Julie McMahon is editor-in-chief of Central Current. She's lived and worked in Syracuse as a reporter, editor and professor of journalism for more than a decade. Contact Julie at jmcmahon@centralcurrent.org.