Category: Announcements

Press releases and other announcements from the NSNC

Your Pick: Top Columns of 2013?

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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…

Columnists Expose ‘Privacy’ As Sitting Duck

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HARTFORD, Conn. — The National Society of Newspaper Columnists on Sunday gave its annual Sitting Duck Award to “privacy,” but, thanks to the National Security Agency and government data mining, America almost certainly already knows that. The award goes each…

2013-15 Slate of Officers Proposed

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Columnists and bloggers: Get ready for a rollicking time, as two top humorists — Jerry Zezima and Bill Ervolino — have accepted nominations to run for top spots at the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. The NSNC board has accepted…

Newspaper Honors Late NSNC President

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Jan Cohen, wife of Larry Cohen, the NSNC president who died Aug. 27, 2012, at age 64, wants to share photos from a celebration of Larry held Sept. 28 at his old paper, the Hartford Courant. “We had about 100…

Bombeck Blog Seeks Contributors

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Teri Rizvi, founder of the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, writes: Ahoy, writers! Tim Bete, former EBWW director and author of Guide to Pirate Parenting, is one funny guy. If you missed his laugh-filled, insightful workshop, “How I Converted 7,000 Hours…

NSNC Honoree William Raspberry Dies

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The Washington Post has reported today (Tuesday, July 17, 2012) that its longtime columnist William Raspberry died today of prostate cancer. He was 76. Raspberry was the 1995 recipient of the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Society…

Sitting Duck for 2012 — U.S. Economy

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The 2012 Winner of the Infamous Sitting Duck Award is The American Economy. Why? The American economy – Nobody likes it, and you can find statistics to back up anything you want to say about it. The National Society of…

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…

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…

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…