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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)…

Great Hotel. Great City. Great Conference.

Logo for NSNC Conference Indy 2015

Black & White and Read All Over’ — Indianapolis, June 25-28, 2015 By Ginger Truitt, Michelle Freed, Amanda Beam and Mike Leonard 2015 Conference Co-Chairs Who’s your mama? Who’s your daddy? Who’re your hosts for the 2015 NSNC conference? It’s the Hoo-hoo Hoosiers, who are happy to be your hosts for our 2015 conference at…

Columns from ‘A Capital Idea’

Washington Plaza Hotel

Writers attending the June 26-29 conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists had something to say about the weekend. Following are some columns and blog posts, not just about the 38th annual NSNC conference but also about related events, the host city Washington, D.C., and, for Australian member Annie Barr, the host country. This…

Film at 11, 10, 9 …

When Gene met Gina, Feb. 9, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Suzette Martinez Standring, 2004-06 president of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, shot brief videos of two top speakers at its 38th annual conference June 26-29, 2014. The first is 1:32 of NSNC member John Avlon, editor in chief of The Daily Beast. He spoke on “How to Succeed as a Columnist in a…

Tips for #nsnc14dc Conferees

Washington Plaza postcard

Columnists, bloggers and guests coming to the 38th annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, June 26-29, 2014, this post is for you. It comprises emailed notes to those who have signed up so far that will help make our conference beneficial and fun. We’ll add tips and suggestions here as they come…

What to See in D.C. from Folks Who Know

Bob and Mary Haught with Will Rogers

By Bob and Mary Haught Washington, D.C., was our workplace for more than 20 years. We find the nation’s capital to be beautiful and exciting, and there’s never enough time to enjoy all of its attractions. Here’s a guide to what you can see and do, as time permits, while you’re here for the conference:…

Who We’ll See in Washington, D.C.

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This column originally was published in the May 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Dave Astor NSNC Archivist Even as many politicians are at each other’s throats, columnists and bloggers will coexist peacefully at the 38th annual National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) conference in…

D.C. Conference Line-up

Washington Plaza Hotel

Here is a handy list of the speakers and topics for the 2014 conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, June 26-29, in Washington, D.C. The following speakers are confirmed, but sometimes life happens. This schedule [Update on 5/15/2014 with times, on 5/31 with minor time and title changes] will be updated as needed…

Washington Conference Registration Open

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NSNC 38th Annual Conference, June 26-29, 2014, Washington, D.C. Registration is open for the 38th annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Thursday night, June 26, through Sunday noon, June 29, 2014.* It will be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel in the District of Columbia. We welcome columnists and bloggers from novices…

2015 Conference Registration OPEN

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! Member rate By May 31 – $299 (click button below) After May 31 – $349 Guest of member rate By May…

Conference Speakers ‘Volunteer’ for Duty

Federal Lands in Southern Nevada, including Area 51. Map by Finlay McWalter

President’s Message This column originally was published in the February 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Eric Heyl President National Society of Newspaper Columnists The NSNC Conference Speaker Recruitment Center is a constant hub of activity. You don’t know that, of course, because you’ve never…