Category: Lifetime Achievers

Profiles of recipients of the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists

Ellen Goodman ‘Globe’-trotted to Column Fame

This is the 16th in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists I really wanted to attend our 2008 conference in New Orleans,…

Death Seemed Near, So Art Buchwald Was Honored Early

This is the 14th in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists The situation surrounding Art Buchwald made 2006 perhaps the most memorable…

Feisty, Fresh and Fascinating: NYT’s Maureen Dowd to Receive NSNC’s Highest Honor

By Lisa Smith Molinari President National Society of Newspaper Columnists She’s been called “an antagonist of the White House,” “an equal opportunity faultfinder,” and “a striking redhead with a deceptively kittenish demeanor,” among other things. But no matter what you…

‘Forever’ Advice From 2005 Pyle Winner Pete Hamill

This is the 13th in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists Two things columnists should avoid: “You can’t hurt anybody who can’t…

PyleWinners Steve Lopez’s 2004 Pyle Appearance Preceded His 2016 LA Appearance

This is the 12th in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists Twelve years before columnist Steve Lopez gave a memorably seriocomic speech…

A Pyle Winner Who Actually Knew Pyle

This is the 11th in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists   I was fortunate to attend every NSNC conference from 1993…

Honoree, Helper, and Hawaiian Shirt Bidder

This is the 10th in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists When Chuck Stone received our Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award in…

Georgian Voice Received National Honor

Celestine Sibley

This is the seventh in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists The awarding of the 1999 Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award to Celestine…

Reflecting on Richard Reeves

Richard Reeves - Photo, Stevens Institute of Technology

Lifetime Achievers This is the sixth in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists As I prepared to write this latest article in…

Washington Writer Wows in Williamsburg

David Broder

Lifetime Achievers This is the fifth in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists Was Williamsburg, Virginia, a good locale for presenting Washington…

Hoppe’s Satire Tip: Like Your Target

Art Hoppe

Lifetime Achievers This is the fourth in a series of articles about winners of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists How much impact do columnists really have? Political/social satirist…

A Positive Honor for a Positive Guy

William Raspberry

Lifetime Achievers This is the third in a series of articles about winners of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists As endless gun violence and contemptible political statements dominate…

NSNC Couldn’t Honor Molly Ivins, Could It?

Lifetime Achievers This is the second in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists During her illustrious career, Molly Ivins won the admiration of…

Raising Caen to Prize-Winning Status

Herb Caen

Lifetime Achievers This is the first in a series of articles about the winners of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award, starting with the initial recipient in 1993. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists Twenty…