Louis is a two-decade-plus New Jersey reporter and editor who believes a community news organization serves its audience best by embracing values of inclusion, equity and solutions-focused journalism. He's guest lectured at area colleges and universities on journalistic ethics, the evolution of digital journalism and the work required to earn trust from audiences in a 24-7 media world. He co-created, filmed and produced "Heroin Uncut: The Truth About the Crisis," a video and podcast series that in 2017 won The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies' "Truth in Media" award. He's won several awards from the New Jersey Press Association and chapters of the Society for Professional Journalists for news writing, video production, print design and interactive digital media. He lives with his partner and their three cats, about whom and about which he talks incessantly. Lou enjoys an irresponsibly expensive hobby and occasional side vocation as a photographer; his work can be seen at LCHPhoto.com. His pronouns are he and him. He prefers "Lou" over Louis in casual conversation, but really, anything other than "Louie" is OK. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 973-937-8392
Louis C. Hochman
Montclair library returning to pre-pandemic hours
The library and Montclair Township Council engaged in tense budget negotiations in 2021 and 2022, but officials say the amount awarded this year is enough to restore services.
Video could boost Sherrill’s claims of ‘reconnaissance’ tours before Capitol riot
Rep. Barry Loudermilk, who led the tour, disputes any claim there was something suspicious about it.
Incumbent 10th District Rep. Donald Payne bests Imani Oakley in Democratic primary challenge
The Associated Press called the race at about 9:30 p.m., with 20% of the vote counted.
11th Congressional District primary election results: Live updates June 7
Republican voters in the 11th Congressional District Tuesday were choosing which candidate would challenge Democrat Mikie Sherrill in the November general election.
10th Congressional District primary election results: Live updates June 7
Polls close at 8 p.m. See this post for vote tallies as they become available from the Essex County Clerk's office.
Parishioners plead for Sunday Masses at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
They say the pastor and archdiocese haven't shown a real commitment to the OLMC community.
Primary election: Montclair residents picking 10th, 11th District candidates
See MontclairLocal.news or get the free Montclair Local app to be notified of results as they come in Tuesday night. Polls close at 8 p.m.
A history of Montclair’s exploration of shared fire service (Letter to the editor)
Tom Russo says his own proposal for regionalized services was shot down years ago, but shared services are necessary.
Montclair Local editor, CEO departing organization in late June
Louis C. Hochman became Montclair Local's editor and CEO in January of 2021.
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