Category: Advocacy

Story of the Logo

Seeking the Story Behind the NSNC Logo By Sheila Moss, NSNC Web Editor With contribution by Jonathan Nicholas, NSNC President, ’96-’97 Have you ever wondered about the NSNC logo? What is it anyhow and where did it come from? A few people have voiced strongly negative feelings about “the head,” while others find it curiously…

Florida Columnist Lauded By Library Group

They love Mark Lane in Florida.  The longtime columnist for the Daytona Beach News-Journal drew highly favorable comments about his book, “Sandspurs.”  One critic called him “the best thing to come out of Daytona since Bike Week.”  Another noted that “he makes us laugh at our own misadventures.”   Lane was a featured speaker at…

He was down, but never out

Dave Lieber

By Dave Lieber Fort Worth Star-Telegram Columnist Secretary, National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation www.yankeecowboy.com   Listen up! If you write a newspaper column that appears three times a week, once a week or once a month, and that’s all you do related to that work, then you, my friend, are dead in the…

Indiana columnist announces new book

Jerry Davich, Columnist for the Post-Tribune Newspaper of Northwest Indiana, has a new book called “Connections: Everyone Happens for a Reason.” Davich says, “It’s a combination of compiled columns and new material.”  It is available now at http://www.connectionsbook.com/ *NOTE:  When you click on the Amazon link from our website and buy a book at Amazon, a percentage of the…

An Irresistible Point of View

Suzette Martinez Standring

By Suzette Martinez Standring Syndicated Columnist, GateHouse News Service A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows it’s possessor’s point of view. Robert Frost (1874-1963) Wanted: a strong, personal point of view, emphasis on “personal.” No other form of journalism but column writing allows the writer’s individuality to shape both a message and…

On Art Buchwald… – Mike Argento

Art Buchwald

COLUMNIST ENJOYS A CELESTIAL STOGIE By Mike Argento, NSNC President (This first appeared in the York Daily Record January 22, 2007) Jan 22, 2007 – Art Buchwald appears at the Pearly Gates and is told by St. Peter to take a seat.   “Mr. Buchwald, it’s about time you got here.” “Call me Art, please.”…

Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday with Art Buchwald

Art Buchwald

By Suzette Martinez Standring Renowned columnist Art Buchwald has refused dialysis, and it’s only a matter of time, maybe a short time, before he dies. For a man awaiting The Reaper,   he’s in unusually fine fettle. I spent two days by his side to find Buchwald doesn’t see himself as courageous, nor does he feel…