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Philadelphia Conference 2007

NSNC Loves Philly – Conference Highlights By Sheila Moss, Web Editor The City of Brotherly Love opened its arms to the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the Newspaper Columnists fell in love with Philly. The NSNC annual convention opened June 21st and was greeted by both the Mayor, John F. Street, and the Governor of…

Oklahoma City 2007

Oklahoma City Workshop Well Received By Robert Haught, Workshop Director   Writers from 25 states across the country who participated in the Will Rogers Writers’ Workshop in Oklahoma City March 15-17 judged it a successful undertaking.  A sizeable majority said the experience will be beneficial and many of the attendees expressed an interest in going…

Competitors and Cheaters

Dave Lieber

By Dave Lieber Fort Worth Star-Telegram Columnist Secretary, National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation Competitors One of the best things about being a newspaper columnist is you get to compete, really compete, with columnists on other regional newspapers. And you can laugh at their foibles, and they can laugh at yours, too. It’s all…

National Columnists Day – April 18th

National Columnists Day – April 18th By Bill Tammeus Former NSNC President       Back in the early 1990s, when I was president of this nervy and nervous band of scribes, I got a note from a new member who was full of enthusiasm for the NSNC but was, alas, directionless.   “I’d like to…

Quotes about Pyle

Ernie Pyle

Quotes from NSNC Columnists It was 50 years ago today that Ernie Pyle should have ducked. While riding in a jeep with some soldiers on some flyspeck of a Pacific island, he was picked off by a machine gun…. Finally, I found it, sandwiched between two headstones on which were simply etched “Unknown.” There was…

National Columnists’ Day

Dave Lieber

As seen in Fort Worth-Star Telegram – April 18, 1998 Hero teaches lesson, but not about writing  By Dave Lieber, Columnist, Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Columnists across America this weekend are writing about National Columnists Day, a fun quasi holiday in which they honor Ernie Pyle, the great columnist who was killed 53 years ago yesterday…