NSNC Annual Column Writing Contest Opens!

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Presidents Message – Samantha Bennett

Samantha Bennett

Samanta Bennett NSNC President “We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”       – Benjamin Franklin As the drumbeat of bad news pounds on, day after day, it’s hard not to become fearful. But we didn’t become columnists because we are fearful. We became columnists because of trust. We…

Welcome Bloggers

Dave Lieber

Dave Lieber By Dave Lieber Fort Worth Star-Telegram NSNCEF Secretary            Hey, bloggers. Welcome to the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, where, finally, you are invited to join and also enter our annual contest.     After a long battle – I started my fight to let you in more than a decade ago…

Celebrities Skewered in New York Post Columnist’s Book

Celebrities Skewered in New York Post Columnist’s Book  Celebutard: a compound of celebrity, debutante, and retard New York Post columnist (and NSNC member) Andrea Peyser targets celebrities in a new book from Kensington publishers titled “Celebutards: The Hollywood Hacks, Limousine Liberals and Pandering Politicians Who Are Destroying America.” “The book takes a fun look at…

Standring Picks Up Book Award in New York

Suzette Martinez Standring

Suzette Standring’s widely read book on column writing won an honorable mention in ForeWord Magazine’s 2008 Book of the Year Awards. The Milton, Mass., columnist went to New York for the announcement of winners at BookExpo America on May 29. “The Art of Column Writing: Insider Secrets from Art Buchwald, Dave Barry, Arianna Huffington, Pete…

Brasch Honored by SPJ and Pennsylvania Press Club

Contest Entries Pile Up

  Dr. Walter Brasch, professor of journalism at Bloomsburg University, was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Pennsylvania Press Club (PPC) for his writings during 2008   His weekly column, “Wanderings”, was named the best commentary in the SPJ Spotlight Awards competition and was second in PPC competition.  His 2,500-word feature,…

Ernie Pyle – Simply the Best

ERNIE PYLE was a beloved journalist and military correspondent during WWII.  Pyle studied journalism at Indiana University but left school to become a reporter for a small newspaper prior to moving to Washington. After working as a reporter and an aviation writer, he eventually became managing editor for the Washington Daily News. In 1932 he…