NSNC Annual Column Writing Contest Opens!

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Looking for Humanitarian Writers

By Robert Haught Hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and other tragic events have struck several parts of the country this past year. If your community suffered a natural disaster, did local news media get involved in coming to the aid of victims, during and after the event? Was there an individual columnist or other writer who…

Vice President Mike Morin Resigns

By Suzette Martinez Standring, NSNC Executive Director After a successful, active time on the NSNC board, Mike Morin has resigned as vice president for personal reasons. “Barb, my partner of over a decade, has had Type I diabetes for 40 years. The resulting health issues for her now include heart disease and other significant collateral…

Welcome Chris Carosa, NSNC Vice President

By Suzette Standring NSNC Executive Director The NSNC welcomes Chris Carosa as our new vice president.  The weekly columnist with The Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel of New York stepped into the vice presidency after Mike Morin resigned mid-term.   Carosa said, “I’m very honored to be invited to serve. I’ve always sought out groups that I…

Full speed ahead! NSNC Sails Into the New Year

By Lisa Smith Molinari NSNC President One year ago, NSNC was in a very different place than it is today. Like most journalism organizations experiencing Digital Age shifts, NSNC was seeing a decline in dues-paying members, a reduction in income, and increasing difficulty raising funds. Some got desperate, and either agreed to be swallowed up…

NSNC Annual Column Writing Contest Opens!

By Suzette Martinez Standring, NSNC Executive Director Get ready to win!  The annual NSNC Column Writing Contest is now open, and the entry process has been streamlined and made easier for both contestants and judges. First, second, and third place winners receive cash prizes!  Simply upload your entry into one or more categories.  An entry…

Ask Alex: Stuck in a Writing Rut

Dear Alex, How can a writer rebrand themselves; what columnists have done so successfully? After writing a book and hundreds of blog posts, I’m officially uninspired writing for my particular niche market. Sincerely, Same old, Same old This Month, Dave Astor and Mike Morin offer advice: Dear Same old, Same old, Leonard Pitts Jr. is…