Category: Membership

News about joining the NSNC and membership renewals, fees and benefits

Can We Be Honest Here?

by Rick Horowitz NSNC Member Can We Be Honest Here? “Society” is a ridiculous word to describe us. “Society” is posh. Precious. Pinkies are extended. Platitudes are uttered. We’re talking about columnists, for pity’s sake! A national “society” of columnists? You might as well speak of a “mob” of philatelists. A “coven” of neurosurgeons. An “exaltation”…

Now Accepting Submissions

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists is pleased to announce we are now accepting article submissions from NSNC members for our monthly newsletter and website. If you’re not a member, become one. Read the full guidelines and see what themes we’d like to highlight in our Editorial Calendar. We feel strongly that writers should be compensated…

It’s Not Novel That Some Novelists Have Also Written Columns Astor

By Dave Astor NSNC Archivist   Some writers have been columnists AND novelists. You’re probably aware of a few who’ve done both, while the names of others may surprise you. Let’s go alphabetically, shall we?   Iconic science-fiction author Isaac Asimov wrote or edited an astounding 500-plus books during his career, yet also found time…

2012 – Year of the Hardworking Writer

January is the month to assess your career goals and to renew your National Society of Newspaper (NSNC) membership. Just click on the “JOIN or RENEW” Tab on the website and put this professional organization on your resume. Your membership also entitles you to bragging rights on your blog, social networking sites, and  discounts for…

Board Meets – Discusses Georgia Conference in Spring

The NSNC board of directors met Monday evening online. The major topic was the the 2012 NSNC Conference in Macon, Georgia, May 3-6 at the Marriott Hotel.  Ed Grisamore, conference chair reports, “Everything is going great. Sponsorships falling into place. Programs lining up.”  Ed is getting help from the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and a…

FREE Avlon Book with 3-Year Membership!

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) is pleased to announce that John P. Avlon has autographed 10 copies of his new book, Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns, to be distributed free to the first 10 people, who join the NSNC with a three-year membership.  Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns is a salute…

What do I “get” from joining NSNC?

A prospective member asked, “What do I get for my $50 if I join NSNC?”  NSNC President Ben Pollock tackled the question and his spontaneous, off-the-cuff answer was so sensible that we decided to share it for the benefit of others who might wonder.  President Pollock said: This is an old, hard-to-explain deal, and we consider…

Mystery of the Missing Donut

Overheard on the NSNC Discussions list was this humorous donut discussion: “I deny that I’ve ever been in a doughnut shop. I deny that I’ve ever seen a doughnut. I deny that I ate it. I deny that it was delicious,” ventured Bruce Cameron. Bob Haught confessed, “I admit that I’ve been in a doughnut shop, Britt’s…

Membership Chair Shares Ideas

NSNC Membership Rose A. Valenta http://www.rosevalenta.com Being elected to the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) Board of Directors as Membership Chair is both a privilege and an honor. I will do my best to do a great job for you. As usual, I have set my goals high. I’d like to increase membership by…

Interview with NSNC Veep

Karen J. Rinehart is a Charlotte, NC area syndicated columnist, author and speaker. She has been writing her award-winning column, “True To Life”, (a.k.a. The Bus Stop Mommies), since 2002. It is syndicated by Media General newspapers and a regular feature on CatholicLane.com and CatholicExchange.com. Rinehart is a frequent guest humorist and “mommy expert” on…