Category: Nat’l Columnists’ Day

National Columnists Day – April 18th

An Important National Columnists Day – 2015

Memorial stone for Ernie Pyle, being dedicated on the 70th anniversary of his death, April 18, 2015, at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl Crater, Hawaii.

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists sets April 18 as National Columnists Day. The 2015 edition is a special one. The day was chosen because it was on April 18 that Scripps Howard war correspondent Ernie Pyle was killed, shot…

The Legacy of Ernie Pyle

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This column originally was published in the April 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Editor’s Note: April 18, Friday this year, is National Columnists’ Day. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists…

National Columnists’ Day 2013: Honoring Ernie Pyle

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April 18, Thursday this year, is National Columnists’ Day. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists created this holiday both for members but mainly as a flag to the world, reminding everyone of the journalistic and democratic importance of columns. We…

National Columnists’ Day – Another Ernie Story

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By Dave Lieber Fort Worth Star-Telegram   No matter what crevice of Ernie Pyle’s life you look into, you find something interesting, honest and authentically American. His real name was Ernest, after all. April 18 marks the 18th annual celebration…

Gail Collins Named Lifetime Achievement Winner

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Columnist Gail Collins of The New York Times is the winner of the 2012 Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. She will receive the prestigious award sponsored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists at the organization’s annual conference, Macon, Ga.,…

Ernie Pyle’s historic site trying to rebound

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A Columnists Day update: Ernie Pyle’s historic site trying to rebound: By Mike Leonard mleonard@heraldt.com Previously Published by Herald Times 4/17/2011 National Columnists Day was established for an annual April 18 observation because it marks the day that columnist Ernie Pyle…

Tammeus on Detroit Radio Show

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Word is out that Bill Tammeus did a great job in a 10-minute informal interview on Mitch Albom’s radio show on WJR in Detroit, where he appeared to talk about his role in the origin of National Columnists Day. Albom hosts a…

What Would Ernie Do?

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Ed Grisamore, Columnist at The Telegraph (Macon, GA), 2012 Conference Chair and winner of the 2010 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award, wrote this column for National Columnists’ Day. What Would Ernie Do? | Macom.com By Ed Grisamore, The Telegraph Today is…

April 18 – National Columnists’ Day

Pyle Gravesite

A historic picture of the original grave site of Ernie Pyle, famous World War II columnist and news journalist, surfaced recently on Facebook. It shows a long trench-like grave site where Pyle was originally laid to rest among other fallen soldiers. An unidentified soldier pays…

Pyle Historical Site Update

Pyle Site

About 30 journalism students from Indiana University visited the Ernie Pyle State Historical Site recently. The site is closed and half of the letters, and many of the uniforms, World War II era gear and other artifacts have been removed. The…

SPJ Award for Ernie Pyle

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By Mike Leonard  More than 65 years after his death, Indiana University alumnus Ernie Pyle is still winning awards. Pyle was designated as a Fellow of the Society by the Society of Professional Journalists at the group’s annual convention in…

Happy Birthday Ernie

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Celebrate the the birthday anniversary of a legendary writer on August 3rd.  Garrison Keillor, on his Writers Almanac, today honors the 110th anniversary of the birth of columnists’ icon Ernie Pyle. Article is about halfway down and recounts part of the life and writing of…

UPDATE: Decision on Pyle’s Birthplace postponed

Ernie Pyle Historic Site

UPDATE – MAY 19th – Decision on Pyle’s Birthplace postponed The state commission voted to table a controversial decision about what to do with the Ernie Pyle State Historic Site. Meanwhile, the doors to the site in Dana, Indiana, remain…

Ernie Pyle’s G.I. Joe – Movie Review

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Ernie Pyle’s ‘Story of G.I. Joe’” is a classic 1944 film designated to be preserved by the Library of Congress. The Story of G.I. Joe” is a war movie showing a realistic and uncommon portrait of war and the soldiers fighting…