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My name is Dave.

I’m an an award-winning journalist, a creative digital video producer, and an experienced on-camera host with a strong voice and a passion for storytelling. My work has appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, Splinter News, HuffPost, The Guardian (US), Thrillist, PUNCH, and others.

Here’s a brief selection of my work to give you a sense of what I write about, and how:

How White Claw Became A Meme For Guns-Rights Shitposters — MEL Magazine

Hazecans, Pastrybois, And The Hypebeasting Of Craft Beer — Good Beer Hunting

As Charleston Area Gay Bars Vanish, Historian Seeks Help Documenting Their Heyday — The Post And Courier

How The World’s Biggest Brewer Killed Craft Beer’s Buzz — Marker/Medium

Inside The Union-Busting Campaign At America’s Oldest Craft Brewery — HuffPost

Craft Beer Looks Beyond ‘Young White Dudes With Beards’ — The New York Times

I’m the recipient of two James Beard Foundation Awards for Journalism. I won the “Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages” category in back-to-back years for my feature reporting on black craft beer brewers (2016) and craft beer industry consolidation (2017).

In addition to freelancing, I work part-time as a food reporter at the Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina (SC’s largest newspaper). I also work as a digital media consultant with select clients on content strategy, email newsletter development, video production, and more. 

I live in Charleston, South Carolina. If you’d like to work with me, or just say hello, send me an email: dave@dinfontay.com.