John Avlon again is asking his fellow NSNC members for their choices of best columns posted or published in 2013.
John will compile the list — besides the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, he is combing social media as well as polling others, in addition to his own picks — and run it at year end in The Daily Beast, of which he is executive editor.
12-31-13 update: Here is John’s Daily Beast column, “The Best Columns of the Year.”
Email your choice to NSNC Director of Media Ben Pollock at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight Christmas Eve, that’s midnight Central time Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. We must have the specific URL or Web address of the column.
Please add a brief explanation — no more than double-tweet length of 240 characters or about 50 words — of why the column should make the grade.
This is an informal contest — with no prizes other than glory — for stand-out columns, not columnists, that were published or posted in calendar year 2013 online, newspaper, magazine or thumbtacked to an espresso cafe corkboard.
As a reference, here is John’s list from last year, “John Avlon’s Picks for 12 Best Opinion Columns of 2012.”
John Avlon, who has addressed several NSNC conferences, is co-editor of the two popular Deadline Artist anthologies: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns and Scandals, Tragedies & Triumphs.