By Mike Deupree NSNC Contest Chair Remember those columns or blogs you wrote during 2012 that produced all the letters, e-mails, texts messages and telephone calls? The ones that caused readers to say that you had changed their lives, or to threaten that they would change yours? Those sound like possible winners in the annual […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Honored Oregon Columnist Spreads His Talents you, the columnist By Dave Lieber www.YankeeCowboy.com 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 […]
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