Resume and Work Samples

Lou Hirsh

Experienced Business Journalist
Web and Print
San Diego, CA 92124

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Business Reporter
for San Diego Business Journal and (California Business Journals), 4909 Murphy Canyon Rd., Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92123, March 2010 to Present ­– Daily writing, researching and reporting of business news and trends for print and Web, covering real estate, development, tourism and hospitality.

Business Reporter for The Press-Enterprise and (A.H. Belo), 3540 Fourteenth St., Riverside, CA 92501, February 2007 to March 2010 – Blogging, researching and writing daily news on local business and economic trends, including retail, banking, real estate, labor, consumer and small-business, with extensive in-depth reporting.

Business Reporter for The Desert Sun, (Gannett), 750 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs CA 92262, December 2002 to February 2007 – Daily coverage of development, real estate and small-business issues.

Editor, Writer for NewsFactor Network (, 15260 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1420, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, March 2001 to November 2002 – Editing, writing daily technology and business news articles for Web site.

Writer for Scriptwriters Network, 11684 Ventura Blvd., Suite 508, Studio City, CA 91604, October 2000 to November 2002 – Interviewing guest speakers, covering meetings and writing stories for monthly newsletter.

Content Specialist for, 13323 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066, April 2000 to October 2000 – Judging Web content, sending articles via taxonomy software to users based on news categories selected.

Managing Editor, Contributing Editor, Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, 1625 E. Northern Ave. Suite 106, Phoenix, AZ 85020, November 1996 to March 2000 –Responsible for all editorial operations, including assigning, editing and writing of news and features; page layouts; editorial page content; supervising and hiring of employees.

Copy editor, Cox Tribune Newspapers, 120 W. First Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210, August 1994 to August 1996 –Page layouts, story editing, coordinating work of copy desk and composing staff to ensure tight daily deadlines were met.

Assistant City Editor, The Medina County Gazette, 885 W. Liberty St., Medina, Ohio 44256, January 1993 to June 1994 – Responsible for front-page headlines and layouts, in charge of front-section pages and night story editing five days a week, supervising nine reporters and a copy editor.

Editorial Page Editor, Medina County Gazette, March 1988 to January 1993 – Responsible for layouts and writing of daily editorials and regular columns on variety of subjects. Previously worked as reporter and copy editor.


First place, 2011 San Diego Press Club Awards, real estate story; First place, 2011 Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego Chapter Awards, real estate story; Second place, 2011 SPJ San Diego Chapter Awards, real estate story; Third place, 2010 San Diego Press Club Awards, business coverage; 2007 National Press Foundation fellowship, retirement issues; First place, 2004 California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest, business coverage.


Arizona State University, Tempe – Completed graduate-level course work in Educational Media and Computers, 1995-99. Education included internship at the university’s Instruction Support Lab, where I created a Web site on Y2K preparedness. Course work in instructional design and hands-on experience with Web-related software.

The University of Akron, Ohio – Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media-Communications, minor in business, December 1983. Focus on print news, with television and radio class work. Editor of student newspaper, 1982-83.

Available on request.



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