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Do You Have a Book in You?

Just Write

#NSNC16 – Los Angeles By Cathy Turney NSNC Conference Committee Authoring a published book is your passport to greater professional recognition. Doesn’t matter if it’s traditionally published or self-published. Well, Random House does carry some caché. The fact that you wrote a book that has an ISBN number, a Library of Congress number, that can be…

Walk Where Will Rogers Walked – and Wrote and Roped

Will Rogers' ranch house, now in Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades

#NSNC16 – Los Angeles By Robert Haught We walked in the footsteps of Ernie Pyle when we met in 2010 at Bloomington, Indiana, where he studied journalism at Indiana University. We imagined looking over the shoulder of Mark Twain as he penned the words to “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and other classics when we…

Hollywood Conference Secrets Revealed!

Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California

#NSNC16 – Los Angeles By Lisa Smith Molinari Vice President National Society of Newspaper nnelumnists At NSNC’s 40th Annual Conference, which will take place June 23-26 in Los Angeles, a panel of Hollywood insiders will give us their behind the scenes perspectives on how written words are transformed for the screen. The panel will be…

Schedule for NSNC’s 40th Annual Conference in LA

Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California

#NSNC16 – Los Angeles By Lisa Smith Molinari Vice President National Society of Newspaper Columnists The NSNC Conference Committee is proud to add a prestigious line-up of speakers and panelists to the schedule for our upcoming Annual Conference in Los Angeles, June 23-26, 2016. Although the general theme for this year’s West Coast location is “Hooray…

Columnists, Are You Ready for Your Close-Up?

Faux streetsign of Hollywood at Sunset,, at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

#NSNC16 – Los Angeles By Paul Lander LOS ANGELES — It’ll be great to have so many of you here for this year’s NSNC extravaganza. And, yeah, I’d say that to anyone coming to L.A. because it’s L.A. and we say stuff like that, even when we don’t mean it. We also say stuff like “Let’s…

Heavy Hitters Head to Hollywood

Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California

#NSNC16 – Los Angeles By Lisa Smith Molinari Vice President National Society of Newspaper Columnists NCNC’s Conference Committee is proud to announce a sparkling marquis of speakers for the upcoming 2016 Conference held June 23-26 in Los Angeles, California. Online registration is open at tinyurl.com/nsnc16la for what will surely be a star-studded event. Pulitzer Prize…

La La L.A. Conference 2016

Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California

#NSNC16 – Los Angeles The 2016 conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists will be June 23-26 in Los Angeles. Here is the secure link to register for the conference: tinyurl.com/nsnc16la . It’ll be based at the Hotel Angeleno. Here is the link for making reservations in its NSNC room block: tinyurl.com/NatlSocietyNewspaperColumnists. We have a limited…

Columnists Write about Indy Conference

Map of Indiana

NSNC 2015 — Indianapolis The June 25-28 conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists inspired the writers who attended. Following are columns and stories about the 39th annual NSNC conference as well as riffs and rants it spawned. The list is not complete so it will be updated as other columns are published. Please…

‘I Am Not a Columnist’ – Mary Schmich

Chicago Tribune masthead

By Mary Schmich Copyright © 2015 Mary Schmich When I arrived at the Chicago Tribune in 1985 to work in the features department, the features editor sat me down and asked me how I envisioned my newspaper future. “I’d like to write a column,” I chirped. She snorted. “Yeah,” she said, “you and everybody else.” And…

2015 Slate of Officer Nominees

The 2015 Nominating Committee of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists presents the following slate of nominees to two-year positions being left vacant June 30. Secretary: Telly Halkias Treasurer: Kathy Eliscu Archivist: Dave Astor Contest chair: Michele Wojciechowski Membership chair: Amanda Beam This year’s Nominating Committee comprised NSNC former presidents Eric Heyl, Suzette Martinez Standring…

Schedule for Indy Conference

Water Clock, Children's Museum of Indianapolis

NSNC 2015 — Indianapolis Thursday, June 25, 2015 All events are confirmed. Updates to the schedule, however, will be clearly noted. 4 – 6 p.m. — Registration (check-in time for The Alexander is 3 p.m.) 3 – 5 — NSNC board meeting 6 – 9 — Optional group dinner at Scotty’s Brewhouse, meet in lobby…

Looking for Auction Items

NSNC 2015 — Indianapolis Groucho: I’ll show you how to make some real money. I’m gonna hold an auction in a little while at Cocoanut Manor. You know what an auction is, don’t you? Chico: Sure. I come over from Italy on the Atlantic Auction. Groucho: (pause) Let’s go ahead as if nothing happened. I…

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

1909 poster advertising the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (which opened in 1909). Public domain

NSNC 2015 — Indianapolis By Michelle Freed 2015 Conference Committee National Society of Newspaper Columnists Writers are a work in progress. Always. Times change, perspectives adjust, and the quest for that perfect sentence or paragraph never ends. As Ernest Hemingway said, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”…

History of NSNC Through My T-Shirts

you, the columnist By Dave Lieber Dallas Morning News columnist I’m so excited about seeing everybody at the 2015 Indianapolis National Society of Newspaper Columnists conference that I started going through my wardrobe. What to wear? So many NSNC related T-shirts. Then I realized, I could tell the story of our group through my T-shirts. (Hey,…

Columnists’ Road Trip Is Fly

Indianapolis Skyline

NSNC 2015 – Indianapolis By Amanda Beam 2015 Conference Committee National Society of Newspaper Columnists Gentlehumans, start your engines. Only three months until the 2015 NSNC Conference. True story. Per square mile, Indiana has the most miles of interstate highways in the nation. All those streets will sure come in handy when columnists and bloggers…

A Message from NSNC President Jerry Zezima

Map of Indiana

NSNC 2015 — Indianapolis The National Society of Newspaper Columnists will hold its 2015 conference June 25-28 in Indianapolis. Here is a statement to the membership from NSNC President Jerry Zezima. Dear NSNC members: As our conference in Indianapolis approaches — and it will be here before we know it — I have heard from…

Register Here for NSNC’s Indy 2015 Conference

Logo for NSNC Conference Indy 2015

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists is holding its 39th annual conference June 25-28, 2015, in Indianapolis, with a theme of “Black & White and Read All Over.” The registration fee includes seven meals! The purchase buttons below go to a reliable, secure payment site. Member rate By May 31 – $299 (click button below)…