Category: Announcements

Press releases and other announcements from the NSNC

Board meets – Detroit site of next Conference

The Board of Directors met Thursday prior to the Bloomington Conference with a quorum present and VP Ben Pollock presiding due to the delay in arrival of the president.  Several items of business were discussed, including resuming the formerly popular silent auction which supported the Education Foundation. A volunteer is needed to run the auction if it…

Georgia Columnist wins Humanitarian Award

A Georgia columnist with a widely varied record of community service is the 2010 winner of the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award. Ed Grisamore of The Telegraph in Macon, Ga., will be presented with the prestigious award Friday, July 9 at the annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC).    In nominating Grisamore…

Helen Thomas, Ripped in Pieces?

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Statement on Helen Thomas from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Friday, June 11, 2010 For decades, Helen Thomas has been a paragon for younger journalists and her closing her career as a bad role model provides lessons as well, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists finds. Thomas, who turns 90 in August, has been…

Board of Directors Meets

Upcoming conferences were the major item of discussion when the Board of Directors for NSNC met June 3 via Chatzy. The Conference in Bloomington is only a little over a month away and registration slots and hotel rooms are still available for what is shaping up as an exciting event.  Mike Leonard, Conference Chair, is…

Student Scholarship Winners Announced

Russell Frank, NSNC Education Chair and Associate Professor of Communications at Penn State University, announced the winners of the 2010 NSNC Scholarship Contest today. Frank said, “There were 110 entries this year, a very pleasing number…” Preliminary judge, Ben Pollock, NSNC Vice President noted, “Judging the students was hard this year: No bad columnists in…

Nominating Committee makes recommendation

A nominating committee appointed by the president has submitted a list of proposed candidates for offices as required by the NSNC Bylaws. This slate of nominees will be presented at the conference with the election scheduled for Sunday, July 11, at the general membership meeting . Here’s the suggested slate from our fantastic nominating committee:…

About our Website

Wait, don’t leave! You are in the right place! The NSNC board decided that it was time for a newer website, something more in keeping with the times, something trendy and dynamic, to attract the attention of young potential members and to meet the changing needs of current members. We wanted to do things that…

Election 2010 – NSNC Officers

Each year half of the officers on the NSNC Board of Directors are elected at the annual general membership meeting.  It will be held at the close of the 2010 Conference in Bloomington, Ind., on Sunday, July 11.   This year the offices to be filled are: President, Vice President, Newsletter Editor, Web Editor, and…

NSNC Membership Survey

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Survey Results News Release: Membership Survey National Society of Newspaper Columnists Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 For immediate release For more information, contact Ben Pollock _____ The state of column writing, as measured in a survey, can be summed up as hanging in there. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists polled its members online in late…