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Joel Brinkley, 1952-2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joel Brinkley — a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and serving on its board as scholarship chair — died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at a Washington hospital. He was suffering from previously undiagnosed leukemia. His death was announced today, Thursday. One report of his passing is from the Courier-Journal […]

March 13, 2014 5
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Go BIG — Be a Chicken

you, the columnist This column originally was published in the March 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Dave Lieber Columnist, The Dallas Morning News I keep tellin’ my columnist friends: YA GOTTA GO BIG! 2014 can’t be the play-it-safe year for you, the columnist. More […]

March 10, 2014 0
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Tips on Contest Entries

This column originally was published in the March 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Bill Ervolino Contest Chair National Society of Newspaper Columnists Contest deadlines are looming — and NSNC’s has been extended to April 1, thank goodness — and I know that, any day now, […]

March 8, 2014 0
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In the March Issue

Attention, members of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, have we got a newsletter for you! The February 2014 edition of The Columnist features: “Tips on Contest Entries.” NSNC Contest Chair Bill Ervolino uses his own experience in sharing what he’s learned about choosing which column samples to submit. “Short Takes, a Tall Order.” NSNC […]

March 3, 2014 0
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Column Contest Calling Your Name, or Could Be

This column originally was published in the February 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Bill Ervolino Contest Chair National Society of Newspaper Columnists Alas, it’s too late to enter most of those other competitions. The Grammys and Golden Globes are over and done with, and […]

February 11, 2014 0
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Michael R. Masterson: Investigative Op-Ed and Higher Purpose

Art of Column Writing This column originally was published in the February 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Suzette Martinez Standring 2004-06 President National Society of Newspaper Columnists With a 40-plus year career Michael Rue Masterson offers daunting advice: Be relentless in telling the truth. […]

February 10, 2014 0
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Call for Campus Columnists

Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award Contest A letter from Joel Brinkley, NSNC Education Chair Hello everyone. I am writing to encourage college writers to enter our 16th annual contest for columnists at collegiate newspapers. Each year, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation sponsors a contest for columnists at collegiate newspapers. First prize is […]

February 6, 2014 1
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Conference Speakers ‘Volunteer’ for Duty

President’s Message This column originally was published in the February 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Eric Heyl President National Society of Newspaper Columnists The NSNC Conference Speaker Recruitment Center is a constant hub of activity. You don’t know that, of course, because you’ve never […]

February 5, 2014 0
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Paragliding over Resolutions

President’s Message This column was originally published in the January 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Eric Heyl President National Society of Newspaper Columnists Admit it. The question lingered in the back of your mind. As you sang “Auld Lange Syne,” as the lampshade threatened […]

January 16, 2014 0
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‘Stay Classy,’ Columnists

you, the columnist This column was originally published in the January 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Dave Lieber Columnist, The Dallas Morning News You, the columnist, are your own marketing department. If you don’t market yourself, no one else will. But how? Facebook, Twitter, […]

January 14, 2014 0
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