Announcements

Press releases and other announcements from the NSNC

Columnists select Dave Barry for Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dave Barry. Photo by daniel portnoy www.danielportnoy.com MACON, Ga. — Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist Dave Barry will be honored with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. The announcement was made Thursday night, May 3,…

NSNC Board Meets

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The Board of Directors of NSNC met May 3, 2012 in Macon, Georgia, prior to the annual conference. Ed Grisamore said he is happy to have us in Macon and expects to have 50-60 people at each conference event.  St.…

Meet Will Rogers’ Great-Grandson

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A late – but most welcome – addition to the Macon 2012 program is Josh Rogers Leuty, a great-grandson of Will Rogers.   Leuty, 44, was raised on a dairy farm near Bakersfield, CA by parents Eric and Bette Rogers…

Register Now for the May in Macon Conference

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By Ed Grisamore, NSNC Conference Chair REGISTER NOW: Registration is open for the 36th annual Conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in Macon, Ga., May 3-6, 2012. “Macon Whoopee” is the theme for this year’s conference, our first…

New Candidate on Slate of Officers

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There’s a new candidate on the slate of officers proposed for election at the annual membership meeting on Sunday, May 6 in the closing session of the 2012 Conference in Macon, Ga. It’s none other than the outgoing president, Ben…

New Book on Writing from Don Fry

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Don Fry spoke to our National Society of Newspaper Columnists last  June. You may remember his striking common sense and optimism about  writing. He has just published a book entitled “Writing Your Way,  Creating Your own Writing Process that Works…

Veteran Arkansas Columnist Honored for Humanitarian Work

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An Arkansas journalist who has fought against injustice and strove to produce positive change over four decades is the 2012 winner of the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award. Mike Masterson, staff columnist and opinion editor for the Northwest edition of the…

Robert Benchley Society Humor Writing Competition

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The Robert Benchley Society has opened its 2012 Humor Writing Competition. Entries to the contest should be “Benchleyesque (in the sense of reflecting the Benchley style and humor).” Comedian Arte Johnson will serve as celebrity judge and present awards at the Ninth Robert…

Member gets Honorable Mention in Writing Contest

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Wanda Argersinger Wanda Argersinger, NSNC member from Gulf Breeze, Florida, was selected as an Honorable Mention in the Humor – Global category of the 2012 Erma Bombeck writing competition. The contest is sponsored by Washington-Centerville Library in Ohio and the…

Patriotic Duty: Macon in May

"Let's incentivize the columnists with a conference discount," Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner tells the president during a flight to Macon, Ga. (Neither will be there May 4-6).

“Let’s incentivize the columnists by extending the conference discount,” Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner tells the president during a flight to Macon, Ga. (Neither will be there May 4-6). Humor by Ben Pollock See? Everyone agrees. It’s your duty to attend…

Candidates for Board of Directors

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NSNC today announced the slate of candidates recommended by the nominating committee for 2012-2014 offices. President Ben Pollock made the announcedment in an email to the Board. The candidate for WebEditor later changed when Tracy Beckerman decided not to run…

Dedra Grizzard at 2012 Macon Conference

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“It’s official. Dedra Grizzard, widow of the late Lewis Grizzard, the South’s most famous newspaper columnist, is on the program.” announced Ed Grismore, Conference Chair of the 2012 Conference in Macon, Georgia, May 3-5. Ed tells us Mrs. Grizzard is…

Jeff Zaslow Columnist Scholarship Announced

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Jeff Zaslow, photo courtesy of Indiana University Columnists, indeed journalists and all of America, lost a strong voice with the death on Feb. 10 of Jeffrey Zaslow, best-selling author and “Moving On” columnist of The Wall Street Journal. The National…

NSNC Board Meets

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The NSNC Board of Directors met online the evening of February 13 to discuss the business of the Society. Luenna Kim, NSNC Director, reported that membership renewals are coming in and she expects an increase later as people send in writing contest…

No Taking Ulysses for Granted

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  Ben S. Pollock President National Society of Newspaper Columnists Spring — OK, this is winter but I’m an optimist — is busy-time for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. • We’re halfway through gathering entries for the annual Column…

A Column’s Purpose: Fetch a Contest Win

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By Mike “Doop” Deupree NSNC Contest Chair If you are particularly proud of that cleverly phrased “to do” list you put on the refrigerator, can you enter it in the annual writing contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists?…

Freedom of the Seas: NSNC Opposes Online Piracy Bills

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January 18 – Internet Blackout Day – Web users protest SOPA & PIPA – Cite censorship and online freedom of expression concerns Some websites are blacked out to protest proposed legislation For the day today, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, a…