Pleased to meet you.

about me

I'm a food, drinks, and features journalist as comfortable writing about wine, oysters, and farming as about supply chains, carbon, guns, and crime. I toggle between visual storytelling, blogging, criticism, and long-form narrative. I was a dining critic and drinks columnist at Newsday for years and have also worked as a restaurant critic and food-and-ag columnist in New England. I wrote a book about colonial-era drinks and speak often on the subject, using beverages as a lens through which to examine early American history. I hold an BA in journalism from the University of Arizona, an MFA in nonfiction writing from Goucher College, and a WSET 3 certification from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

how i work

I write, edit, and design stories, newsletters, trail maps, microsites, and infographics for founders, brands, and media with a particular focus on food, wine, entrepreneurship, and travel. I'm attuned to developing trends and love extracting stories from data as much as I do talking to sources about their personal stories. I was an early adopter of generative AI, and for the past year-and-a-half I've edited travel content, interpreted user intent, analyzed UX context, and refined edge cases for a FAANG company. I also train custom GPTs as a consultant.

teaching & mentorship

I taught both journalism and graphic design at the erstwhile Lebanon College and I still work with students on essays and writing skills. I've volunteered with young people in multiple organizations, including as a mentor with Mentoring USA and an art director with Global Kids. I've taught English to new neighbors through the city of Lebanon, NH, and I served as a trained court-appointed special advocate for children through CASA New Hampshire.

On assignment

I find the heart of a news or feature story quickly, and I'm also adept at long-form narratives that hook readers with a surprising angles or hidden backstories. Profiles, food, drink, farming, travel, and trend pieces are my wheelhouses. I'm also a data wrangler/infographic designer, and ghost write on occasion.

working together

How to get in touch

If you have questions or queries, email me at corinhirsch [at] mac . com or fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Thanks!


First place, Special Product, Society for Features Journalism  Team award for FeedMe magazine
First place, travel narrative, Press Club of Long Island  “Day into night at Rockaway Beach.”
First place, magazine, Press Club of Long Island With my colleagues, I shared second place for our story about food-driven day trips on Long Island, and shared the third place award for “Inside Sea Bar,” a video narrative about a seafood restaurant.
Finalist, The Deadline Club I was one of three writers behind “Top 100 Restaurants on Long Island,” a project for Newsday’s FeedMe magazine.
Best digital features presence, Society for Features JournalismOur Newsday food team was singled out for dynamic digital presence across the web and social media. FeedMe magazine was also awarded Best Niche Product.Bes
Best food writing in a magazine, New York Press Club For “Blue Oyster Cult,” a feature about oyster farming on Long Island.
First place, food and beverage narrative, Press Club of Long Island Also for “Blue Oyster Cult.”
Features, second place, NY Associated Press “Blue Oyster Cult” was recognized by the Associated Press.
First place, travel writing, Press Club of Long Island For a Newsday feature about dining on Fire Island.
Best food writing, second place, Association of Alternative Newsweeklies I was recognized for three features in Seven Days about dining and drinking in Vermont: “Suddenly Sushi;” “The Spirits That Move Them;” and “Resurrecting Hops.”
Christine White MFA Award for Excellence In Literary Journalism, Second place, Goucher College I was recognized for my book-length graduate thesis about the building of a federal prison in Berlin, N. H., a former mill town deep in the North Country.

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