Tag: Ernie Pyle

Chronicle Columnist Was Commended in California

This is the 17th in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll didn’t leave California to receive the NSNC’s Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award — and he also didn’t leave his Chronicle…

Ellen Goodman ‘Globe’-trotted to Column Fame

This is the 16th in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists I really wanted to attend our 2008 conference in New Orleans, partly because much-admired columnist Ellen Goodman would be receiving the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award.…

Death Seemed Near, So Art Buchwald Was Honored Early

This is the 14th in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists The situation surrounding Art Buchwald made 2006 perhaps the most memorable year for the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. Because the renowned political satirist was expected…

A Pyle Winner Who Actually Knew Pyle

This is the 11th in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists   I was fortunate to attend every NSNC conference from 1993 to 2002, so I got to see the first ten presentations of the Ernie Pyle…

Honoree, Helper, and Hawaiian Shirt Bidder

This is the 10th in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists When Chuck Stone received our Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, he said he had worked as a reporter, editorial writer, and editor, but “being…

2001: A Place Oddity (Because a Pyle Winner Wasn’t There)

This is the ninth in a series of articles about recipients of the NSNC’s annual Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. By Dave Astor Archivist National Society of Newspaper Columnists Nat Hentoff was the first Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award winner not to travel to receive the honor in person, but he has otherwise traveled a…

Nat’l Columnists’ Day: Across Many Miles

As seen in Stars and Stripes, 4/17/12   By Terri Barnes NSNC Member and Military Wife   His was the first biography I ever read — at least the first one that had real chapters and more words than pictures. I was in the fifth grade, and I have not forgotten the story of his…

National Columnists’ Day – Another Ernie Story

By Dave Lieber Fort Worth Star-Telegram   No matter what crevice of Ernie Pyle’s life you look into, you find something interesting, honest and authentically American. His real name was Ernest, after all. April 18 marks the 18th annual celebration of the NSNC’s National Columnists Day, a project former NSNC President Bill Tammeus and I…

Andy Rooney was a close friend of Ernie Pyle during WWII

Courtesy of www.heraldtimesonline.com By Mike Leonard mleonard@heraldt.com 11/8/2011 Amid the many well-deserved tributes to the late Andy Rooney, it looks as though one of the things of which he was most proud is being greatly overlooked — his friendship with the famous columnist and war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Rooney was by his own account a…

NSNC Honored at Indiana University

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 relatives, they asked Mike Leonard to accept on behalf of the National Society of Newspaper…

Ernie Pyle’s historic site trying to rebound

A Columnists Day update: Ernie Pyle’s historic site trying to rebound: By Mike Leonard mleonard@heraldt.com Previously Published by Herald Times 4/17/2011 National Columnists Day was established for an annual April 18 observation because it marks the day that columnist Ernie Pyle was killed on an island in the South Pacific during World War II. Pyle was…

What Would Ernie Do?

Ed Grisamore, Columnist at The Telegraph (Macon, GA), 2012 Conference Chair and winner of the 2010 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award, wrote this column for National Columnists’ Day. What Would Ernie Do? | Macom.com By Ed Grisamore, The Telegraph Today is National Columnists Day, a day usually reserved for newspaper columnists to write a column about…

April 18 – National Columnists’ Day

A historic picture of the original grave site of Ernie Pyle, famous World War II columnist and news journalist, surfaced recently on Facebook. It shows a long trench-like grave site where Pyle was originally laid to rest among other fallen soldiers. An unidentified soldier pays final respects in a place as simple and honest as Pyle’s writing and as bleak as…

Columnists Tap Ebert for Lifetime Achievement Award

Roger Ebert, 2011

DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 7, 2011 – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times movie columnist, author, television host and blogger, has been selected to receive the 2011 Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. “As a small boy I read my aunt’s book of Ernie Pyle’s reporting, which makes his award even more…

Pyle Historical Site Update

About 30 journalism students from Indiana University visited the Ernie Pyle State Historical Site recently. The site is closed and half of the letters, and many of the uniforms, World War II era gear and other artifacts have been removed. The materials are warehoused in Indianapolis, where state museum officials say they will be utilized in…

Happy Birthday Ernie

Celebrate the the birthday anniversary of a legendary writer on August 3rd.  Garrison Keillor, on his Writers Almanac, today honors the 110th anniversary of the birth of columnists’ icon Ernie Pyle. Article is about halfway down and recounts part of the life and writing of Pyle.     Or you can click on LISTEN and hear that Midwestern baritone read this…