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Columnists, LGBT Media Pros Announce Partnership

National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association

By Lisa Smith Molinari Vice President National Society of Newspaper Columnists Recognizing the importance of diversity in American journalism — and that columnists come in all shapes, sizes, colors, genders and orientations — the National Society of Newspaper Columnists is proudly partnering…

Reflecting on Richard Reeves

Richard Reeves - Photo, Stevens Institute of Technology

Lifetime Achievers This is the sixth in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists As I prepared to write this latest article in…

Syndication Updated

Axel Jäderin of Svenska Dagbladet, studies the concurrent newspapers.

Art of Column Writing By Suzette Martinez Standring 2004-06 NSNC president Syndication as an income stream, how do you break in? I am not referring to self-syndication or to traditional syndicates, such as Tribune Media or Creators Syndicate. Rather, what…

A Big Draw

Faux streetsign of Hollywood at Sunset,, at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

President’s Message By Jerry Zezima President National Society of Newspaper Columnists (SCENE: The office of Ron Howard at Imagine Entertainment in Beverly Hills, California. It’s noon. The door opens.) SECRETARY “Mr. Zezima is here to see you, Mr. Howard.” HOWARD…

Pitch Your Idea to a Hollywood Producer

meeting

#NSNC16 – Los Angeles By Suzette Martinez Standring NSNC Conference Committee Do you have a book, column, or concept that could go Hollywood? Take a chance and pitch your film/TV idea to a Hollywood producer! Open only to 2016 NSNC…

Do You Have a Book in You?

Just Write

#NSNC16 – Los Angeles By Cathy Turney NSNC Conference Committee Authoring a published book is your passport to greater professional recognition. Doesn’t matter if it’s traditionally published or self-published. Well, Random House does carry some caché. The fact that you wrote…

Washington Writer Wows in Williamsburg

David Broder

Lifetime Achievers This is the fifth in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists Was Williamsburg, Virginia, a good locale for presenting Washington…

The Magnificent Seven Conferences

Hilton Hartford Hotel skyline postcard

President’s Message By Jerry Zezima President National Society of Newspaper Columnists Life, goes an old saying, begins at 40. When I passed that milestone, which was easier than passing a kidney stone, I wondered: “Have I just wasted 39 years?”…

Zezima Delivers Third Book

Book jacket of Jerry Zezima's 2016 book Grandfather Knows Best

President Jerry Zezima in January published his third book Grandfather Knows Best: A Geezer’s Guide To Life, Immaturity, And Learning How To Change Diapers All Over Again. His previous books are Leave It to Boomer and The Empty Nest Chronicles.…

Walk Where Will Rogers Walked – and Wrote and Roped

Will Rogers' ranch house, now in Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades

#NSNC16 – Los Angeles By Robert Haught We walked in the footsteps of Ernie Pyle when we met in 2010 at Bloomington, Indiana, where he studied journalism at Indiana University. We imagined looking over the shoulder of Mark Twain as…

What’s Your Thang?

Hedda Hopper

you, the columnist By Dave Lieber Dallas Morning News columnist What’s your thang? Do you have something that you’re known for? What kind of writer are you? How do you explain what you do at parties? This comes up because…

College Students Live for Deadlines and Ramen Noodles

NSNC Education Foundation

NSNC Scholarship 2016 By Mike Leonard Scholarship Chairman Having been an adjunct in journalism at Indiana University for nearly 30 years, I can say with authority that there are bright, committed and good college columnists out there, and they tend…

Hollywood Conference Secrets Revealed!

Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California

#NSNC16 – Los Angeles By Lisa Smith Molinari Vice President National Society of Newspaper nnelumnists At NSNC’s 40th Annual Conference, which will take place June 23-26 in Los Angeles, a panel of Hollywood insiders will give us their behind the…

Hoppe’s Satire Tip: Like Your Target

Art Hoppe

Lifetime Achievers This is the fourth in a series of articles about winners of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists How much impact do columnists really have? Political/social satirist…

Funny Lady

Erma Bombeck

President’s Message By Jerry Zezima President National Society of Newspaper Columnists Erma Bombeck was the mother of all humorists. Also the mother of three children, Erma had a legion of fans in women who identified with her funny take on…

Snagging Eyeballs vs. Reaching Hearts

Eyeglasses atop Books

Art of Column Writing By Suzette Martinez Standring NSNC 2004-06 President Writing brings satisfaction, but are enough people reading our columns? A negative twist to Saturday Night Live’s Stuart Smalley plays in my head, “My ‘likes’ aren’t good enough. My…