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O’Connor – Scripps Howard Finalist

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Brian J. O’Connor, The Detroit News, was named a finalist in commentary in the Scripps Howard National Journalism Awards, honors the best work in the communications industry and journalism education. O’Connor was Chair of the NSNC Annual Conference last year…

Humor and Politics Mix at Macon

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By Ed Grisamore The (Macon) Telegraph NSNC 2012 Conference Chair Column writers attending the 36th annual NSNC Conference in Macon, Ga., May 3-6 will find a lively mix of humor and politics, served up Southern style A special guest will…

Nationwide Theft of Humor Columns Exposed

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Former North Dakota Newspaper Association President and Newspaper Owner Jon Flatland Exposed in Wide-ranging Theft of Humor Columns from Across the Country An alert to NSNC members. Updates to the Memminger report follow his article. By Charles Memminger March 8,…

What to Do After a Tornado Strikes Your Town

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By Don McNay, NSNC member Author, ‘Wealth Without Wall Street: A Main Street Guide to Making Money’   “where do broken hearts go” -Whitney Houston I was lucky.    I’ve had tornadoes go directly over my house,  on two different days…

Jeff Zaslow Columnist Scholarship Announced

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Jeff Zaslow, photo courtesy of Indiana University Columnists, indeed journalists and all of America, lost a strong voice with the death on Feb. 10 of Jeffrey Zaslow, best-selling author and “Moving On” columnist of The Wall Street Journal. The National…

Jeff Zaslow Dies in Auto Accident

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By Sheila Moss, NSNC WebEditor It is with great sadness that we report the death of beloved journalist, NSNC colleague and friend, Jeff Zaslow, 53, Wall Street Journal.  Jeff died tragically on Friday morning, February 10th, in a traffic accident…

New Member: America’s Oldest Columnist

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The newest member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists is a peppy Vermont woman believed to be America’s oldest columnist. Harriette B. Leidich of North Bennington, VT is approaching her 100th birthday but still turning out columns for her…

Freedom of the Seas: NSNC Opposes Online Piracy Bills

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January 18 – Internet Blackout Day – Web users protest SOPA & PIPA – Cite censorship and online freedom of expression concerns Some websites are blacked out to protest proposed legislation For the day today, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, a…

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.,…

Roger Ebert’s Honors Continue

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Roger Ebert was recently honored by Chicago Magazine as a 2011 Chicagoan of the Year for his “journal and life itself.” Ebert was the first place winner for two consecutive years in the Blog Category of the NSNC Column-Writing contest. At…

Best Columns of 2011, According to Facebook

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We have a winner. Actually two. These two columnists were the overwhelming choice of a few hundred Facebook account holders. Not a tie, definitely a first and second, though. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists and NSNC member John Avlon…

Nominations: Unofficial Best Column of 2011

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The NSNC and NSNC member John Avlon (co-editor of this year’s popular anthology Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns) want to know your choice of the best columns of 2011. Please list them, at Facebook.com/columnists, with headline, columnist and its…

University, Public Broadcasting and Newspaper Partnership

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The Macon Telegraph in Georgia and Georgia Public Broadcasting are planning an innovative new project that will have professional reporters training Mercer University journalism students. Ed Grisamore, Chair of the 2012 conference told the NSNC Board, “I also expect there…

Penn State: “We Are — Going To Be OK”

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By Russell Frank, NSNC Board Member & Penn State Faculty Member As Published at StateCollege.com 11/11/11 It’s time to stop calling this place Happy Valley. The name doesn’t fit. It never did.   The out-of-town reporters describe us as “an idyllic community,” “a…

Andy Rooney dies

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UPDATE: Andy Rooney died Friday night, according to CBS, only a month after delivering his 1,097th and final televised commentary. He died of complications from surgery.  The article below was published about Andy Rooney Sept 28th after his retirement was announced. Rooney…

Board Chooses Conference Date

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The 2012 NSNC Conference will be in Macon, Georgia, May 3-6 at the Marriott Hotel.  Macon is 85 miles south of Atlanta. The board voted to accept Ed Grisamore’s recommendation at the regular business meeting last Sunday with a quorum present. The conference…

NSNC Honored at Indiana University

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Ernie Pyle’s Distinguished Alumni Award was awarded last weekend by the Indiana University School of Journalism, which was celebrating its centennial. The university created a Hall of Fame with 15 inductees, 10 posthumous and five living. Since Ernie has no living…