Daniel Hirsch

Daniel Hirsch

Journalist, copywriter, go-getter

I'm an essayist, reporter, and copywriter. I've covered local real estate, the arts, online dating, LGBTQ history, and more. (I also have an MFA in playwriting and screenwriting.)

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One Fire in a Real Estate Empire Rife with Issues

A long form, investigative piece following a fire that displaced 65 people and killed one.

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Where New Tech Arrives, Old Tech Once Roared

Long form historical piece about a beloved printing press in San Francisco's Mission District.

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R-Rated and Ephemeral: Spinning LGBT History

Longform feature about efforts (and opposition) to commemorate sites of historic significance to LGBT community.

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A 'Heaven for Books' Moves On » MissionLocal

Profile of owner of longtime San Francisco bookstore shuttering his door for good.

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Inside Foreign Cinema’s Exquisite Birthday Bash

Event coverage of the "Quinceañera" of Foreign Cinema, an iconic San Francisco restaurant. Video segment here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/140501864

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Affordable Housing Construction in Limbo

In-depth analysis of the political and economic hurdles delaying the construction of affordable housing in San Francisco's Mission District.

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Enter the Void: New Buildings, Vacant Storefronts

Part 1 of a series exploring vacant storefronts in one San Francisco's poshest shopping districts.

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Mission Chefs Shaken Following Hapa's Fall

Reporting following the public firing of major chef in San Francisco's restaurant scene.

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Big Freedia, ‘Queen Diva,’ Comes to Public Works

Event preview featuring interview with the one and only Big Freedia.

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Five Months After Nieto Killing, New Witnesses |

Longform news feature exploring the slow-going investigation after an officer-involve shooting in San Francisco.

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For the Mission’s Future, We Consult the Spirits

Feature on a Mission District Santeria priestess to discuss neighborhood changes.

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Hundreds March for Nieto and Others Killed by Police

Reporting from protest following officer-involved shooting.

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On Mission in the Mission: Meet the Mormons

Profile of Mormon Missionaries in godless San Francisco.

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Disco Heat Explosion Comes to the Mission

Event preview and interview of creators of Sylvester musical.

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The Lexington Club, Panel by Panel

A short profile on comic book artist documenting the last lesbian bar in San Francisco's final days.