Category: Articles

Miscellaneous articles.

Columnists Cover ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Attack

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Journalists, American ones at least, keep a rope line between reportage and commentary, and by extension between photojournalism and illustration. U.S. discussions on news concentrate on the presentation of factual material. If we accept, though, that journalism is inclusive in…

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…

Find the Latest Studies

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By Suzette Martinez Standring National Society of Newspaper Columnists Looking for new studies and experts to quote? Whatever type of column you write, professional authority and the latest research will bolster your position. One of the most valuable tips shared…

Update: Second Serial Plagiarist Accused

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By Ben Pollock President National Society of Newspaper Columnists Updates on the topic follow the article, including: “Suspected Plagiarist Resigns” George Waters Longtime NSNC member George Waters, having read recently about a newspaperman stealing columns from a number of humor…

Highlights of Conference – Day 2

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The second day of the NSNC conference opened with breakfast in the beautiful Magnolia Room of the Macon Marriott where columnists heard from humorist speaker, author, and columnist Lauretta Hannon, the Cracker Queen, who told about her childhood and how…

Macon Conference Opens

NSNC conference, Macon 2012

President Ben Pollock welcomed NSNC conferees, guests, speakers, honorees, newcomers and returnees to the 36th annual NSNC conference. President Pollock said, “…this is our first visit to the Deep South. As a third-and-fourth generation Arkansan, I proudly say, ‘It’s high…

Auction Update – Be on TV with Nancy Grace

View from Serenity Cabin at Howe Sound, British Columbia

UPDATE Additional item for silent auction donated by Nancy Grace: Tour of CNN and appearance on TV with Nancy Grace. Highest bidder in spirited bidding was Cappy Hall Rearick www.simplysoutherncappy.com whose high bid bought her a priceless opportunity. It pays to show up…

Contest Finalists for 2012

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By Mike Deupree NSNC Contest Chair The annual writing contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists is over. The judges have labored long and hard. The decisions have been made. And the winners are … Going to be announced…

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…

What to Do After a Tornado Strikes Your Town

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By Don McNay, NSNC member Author, ‘Wealth Without Wall Street: A Main Street Guide to Making Money’   “where do broken hearts go” -Whitney Houston I was lucky.    I’ve had tornadoes go directly over my house,  on two different days…

No president ever let Mark Russell down

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Eric Heyl By Eric Heyl, February 25, 2012 Courtesy of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review . Political satirist and comic entertainer Mark Russell is ending his nationally syndicated column that has amused readers for nearly four decades. Russell, 79, also well-known for his…

Jeff Zaslow: Remembering a good friend, a good father and a writer of stories about enduring relationships

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By Mike Leonard H-T Columnist  Courtesy HeraldTimesOnline.com 2012 February 13, 2012   The last time I saw Jeff Zaslow was in June at the annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in Detroit. As soon as we made…