We are all in the business of telling stories. It doesn’t matter if you’re a politician, business executive, community organizer, member of the media or communications…
David Hertz draws upon 20 years of journalism experience when counseling Dix & Eaton clients on media relations, media training, crisis communications and corporate communications strategy. Since joining Dix & Eaton in 2006, David has assisted such clients as KeyBank, Forest City Enterprises, Parker Hannifin and the Cleveland Plus marketing initiative communicate their stories to journalists around the world.
Previously, David helped lead the Akron Beacon Journal’s coverage of some of the most significant stories that arose during his 15 years at the paper. He also proposed and helped organize the newspaper’s Pulitzer-Prize winning investigation into race relations after the Rodney King-based riots of the 1990s.
As the newspaper’s business editor, David oversaw award-winning coverage of B.F. Goodrich’s decision to leave Akron, as well as the sales of Maytag and the Hoover Co. He also planned and edited a lengthy special report examining Northeast Ohio’s economy. As metro editor, David coordinated the Beacon Journal’s coverage of Sept. 11 and its fallout.
David’s efforts as enterprise editor and writing coach are chronicled on the Neiman Foundation for Journalism’s website at Harvard University.
David also worked for Knight Ridder’s Boca Raton (Fla.) News for five years. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia. David is a 2015 graduate of the Leadership Akron Signature Program and serves on a variety of community boards.
- Media strategy
- Coverage analysis
- Media training
- Crisis communications
- Corporate communications
- National media outreach
- Traditional media/social media interaction
- Cleveland Jewish News - Executive board member
- Copley Water Warriors Swim Team - President
- Volunteer at children’s school
Recent Posts from David
CBS’ headline was cautious: “Cleveland begins to shine again.”
The Associated Press’ was understated: “Safe GOP convention boosts Cleveland's image to the world.”
The mainstream media are in decline. Their newsrooms are shrinking to nothing. It has been said by some in prominence that the mainstream media are “failing.”
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