Human interest pieces, long-form narrative journalism, event coverage, policy writing, writing economically
Politics, economics, free speech, hockey, cinema, pool
David graduated magna cum laude, attended the Lee Honor's College, was the president of the WMU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalism. He interned at Kalamazoo's local paper, The Kalamazoo Gazette, and was both a copy editor and a reporter at the student newspaper, The Western Herald.
David has covered government policy for multiple newspapers. His writing has run the gamut in scope, ranged from state-wide tax policy to local police procedure. His experience is in watchdog reporting, i.e., covering government meetings -- whether they be city council, school board, county commissioners, or planning commission -- and making that information accessible to the general public.
David was a court's reporter when he lived in Iowa. He covered the arrest and subsequent court proceedings of various criminal and civil proceedings, including a homicide and an arson. He also has extensive experience in combing police and court documents and turning the information into easy-to-understand stories.
As a journalist, David understands how to organize information in a way that people want to read. Since he has pored over countless press releases for information, he is adept at avoiding the common pitfalls of those who write such releases and constructing press releases that are to the point and clear.