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
Nia Gill vs. Richard Codey? Montclair’s move to new legislative district could set up the battle
Legislative redistricting sets up a potential showdown between a Montclair resident and a former governor with half a century in the Legislature.
New lineup, date for Light of Day Winterfest at Outpost in the Burbs
This year’s lineup: James Maddock, Grammy nominee Guy Davis, Danielia Cotton, Williams Honor (Acoustic), Blue Americana (with Glen Alexander of the Asbury Jukes and Oria Aspen) and host Joe D’Urso.
Montclair police warn: We’re watching for aggressive driving near school buses
Police are also looking for drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.
Montclair Local wins 26 New Jersey Press Association awards for work in 2021
The nonprofit newsroom's work garnered 11 first-place awards. Its continued service to Montclair is only possible with your ongoing support.
Studio Montclair exhibit ‘Mujeres del 2021′ salutes women’s roles in pandemic
“Mujeres del 2021” is on display through Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave. Viewing is by appointment only; there will be a closing reception open to the public on Feb. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Plan to reshape Montclair’s 4th Ward canceled — leaders said it was a blow to diversity
Local leaders argued new proposals would be a blow to diversity.
Plans would redraw the Fourth Ward — and Montclair leaders say that’s bad for diversity
Ward commissioners will meet this week, either to decide to keep a map already adopted Jan. 12, or to consider three proposals that would significantly reshape the south end of Montclair's political borders.
NJ’s big snowstorm weekend: How it’s looking in Montclair (photos, forecast, advisories)
A salt truck had struck and downed a streetlight on Bloomfield Avenue.
What to expect in Montclair from the big Friday-Saturday snowstorm
Some parts of the state could see as much as 18 inches of snow. In Montclair, expect a fraction of that.
NJ says much of Montclair is in a food desert — but for how long?
Owner of Lackawanna Plaza says new plans could be unveiled soon.