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In the March Newsletter

The March issue of The e-Columnist, emailed to all members March 1, contains news of interest: President Eric Heyl recalls his first contest win. Deadline for entries April 1. Lifestyle speakers for June conference have varied backgrounds. Suzette Standing has an informative interview with former syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman. East Texas columnist, 101, is a […]

March 1, 2013 0
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Summer Conference Offers Sponsorship Opportunities

Underwriters of Hartford Convention Receive Substantial Recognition Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 37th annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in Hartford, Conn., June 27-30, 2013. For more information, please complete our Contact Form right away. We invite foundations, trade associations and nonprofits; and corporations, small businesses and individuals to consider […]

February 22, 2013 2
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2013 Conference: Lifestyles and the Writing Life

Hartford hosts columnists, bloggers June 27-30 Updates: Discount extended, now May 1. Speakers: Alan Zweibel and Steve Courtney added. Direct payment buttons added. Want a seminar-packed weekend in a hothouse of fertile creativity? That’s right, Hartford, Conn., home of Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Wallace Stevens, to say nothing of a number of contemporary, […]

February 21, 2013 3
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Snapshots of a Layoff

I’m not expecting this. Well, I am, eventually, just not at this moment. you, the columnist By Dave Lieber Unaffiliated It’s 1993. My first column. By way of introduction, I ask readers of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram if chicken-fried steak is chicken or steak. I know. It’s a dumb way to begin. Maybe the dumbest. […]

February 6, 2013 0
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NSNC Board Member Brinkley under Fire

By Ben S. Pollock Director of Online Media, 2010-12 president National Society of Newspaper Columnists Joel Brinkley, 2012-14 education chair of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, has come under fire for his column dated Feb. 1, 2013, that compared the diets of several Southeast Asian countries. Brinkley, a Pulitzer Prize winner for international reporting, […]

February 2, 2013 2
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In the February Newsletter

The annual NSNC Conference is coming in June — June 27-30 to be precise — at the Hilton Hartford Hotel in Hartford, Conn. See the newsletter for a preview of this exciting event. Also, regular contributor Dave Lieber writes about his layoff from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Read what your colleagues are writing … also […]

February 1, 2013 0
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Robert C. Koehler: Peace, Healing and Op-ed

Art of Column Writing By Suzette Martinez Standring 2004-06 President National Society of Newspaper Columnists Spirituality and conscience underscore the opinion columns by Robert C. Koehler who ranks among the top op-ed columnists nationally, according to Media Matters. Syndicated since 1999 with Tribune Media, Bob is a self-described peace journalist whose columns expose the facts, […]

January 14, 2013 0
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Nominations Open for 2013 Will Rogers Award

Robert Haught, longtime coordinator of the NSNC’s Will Rogers Humanitarian Award, has announced nominations now are being accepted for this year. The deadline for entries is Monday, April 1, 2013, with the honoree notified by May 1, 2013. The recipient will be honored at the NSNC annual conference, this year to be June 27-30, in […]

January 10, 2013 0
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‘Startlegram’ Drops ‘Watchdog’ Columnist

The circling turkey vultures of corporate newspaper ownership landed in Fort Worth this week. Among the downsized Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the Star-Telegram was its consumer “watchdog” columnist, Dave Lieber. Lieber is the 2002 recipient of the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and is secretary of the NSNC […]

January 9, 2013 9
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T.G.I. Time to Renew or Join

President’s Message By Eric Heyl President National Society of Newspaper Columnists The question is well worth pondering. “Why aren’t we promoting the value of NSNC membership?” The query was posed recently in an unsolicited email from long-time NSNC member and author Anne Louise Grimm. Her message recommended selling the organization’s merits not just to columnists, […]

January 7, 2013 0
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In the January Newsletter

Attention, members! Check your email for the January newsletter notice and open it to read news and information about NSNC and your fellow members. In the first issue for 2013: Mike Deupree announces the annual column writing contest is open. President Eric Heyl has a message of interest to all. Suzette Standring writes about an […]

January 1, 2013 0
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2013 Column Contest Rules

These are the rules for the 2013 column contest, covering columns published in the 2012 calendar year. (This can stand as a template for revisions in 2014!) First place in each category will receive $300, second place $200 and third place $100, in addition to certificates suitable for framing. Honorable mentions receive certificates. Deadline for […]

December 31, 2012 0
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Set of Year’s Best Columns Boasts 5 NSNC’ers

John Avlon, an award-winning member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, today published his list of the best columns of 2012 in his running column in The Daily Beast. The dozen include a piece by Dave Barry, the 2013 winner of NSNC’s Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award (and Avlon slipped in a second link […]

December 31, 2012 0
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Newtown Shootings Inspire Columns, Blogs

A bit after 9 a.m. local time Friday, Dec. 14, heavily armed 20-year-old Adam Lanza forced his way into Shady Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., and killed 20 children and six adults before taking his own life. Earlier, he killed his mother at their home. The guns he took to the school were registered to […]

December 16, 2012 2
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Bob Welch Does It Right

Honored Oregon Columnist Spreads His Talents you, the columnist By Dave Lieber When a newspaper is named to Editor & Publisher’s annual “10 Newspapers That Do It Right” list, a columnist is not usually pictured with top editors. But when The Register-Guard in Eugene, Ore. was placed on the 2012 list, columnist Bob Welch […]

December 6, 2012 0
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In the December newsletter

The last newsletter of the year is out — notifications emailed to members on December 1 with a link to open the PDF file. In the December issue of The e-Columnist: A special offer is announced. Dave Lieber has another interesting and helpful “you, the columnist” offering. There’s some valuable information in the “Tip Sheet […]

December 4, 2012 0
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Another Year, Another Deadline (‘Deadline Artists,’ That Is) celebrates Black Friday, the nation’s biggest retailing day, by announcing the publication this week of Deadline Artists — Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs: More of America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns. In September 2011, the first collection, Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns, also compiled by Jesse Angelo, Errol Louis and NSNC member John P. Avlon, came […]

November 23, 2012 0
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