‘Dear Abby’ Funds Scholarship Program for NSNCEF

Jeanne Phillips aka Dear Abby has announced that she will fully fund the annual scholarship program sponsored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation, which will now be named the “Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Program."  Abby was inspired to fund the scholarship program after delivering a heartfelt keynote speech at NSNC's 2016 …

College Students Live for Deadlines and Ramen Noodles

NSNC Scholarship 2016 By Mike Leonard Scholarship Chairman Having been an adjunct in journalism at Indiana University for nearly 30 years, I can say with authority that there are bright, committed and good college columnists out there, and they tend to flip an assignment on a dime. Deadline Wednesday? Knock it off Tuesday night. So with …

Auctionable Items

NSNC Scholarship 2016 Members planning to attend the June 23-26 conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists already are making plans on what to bring to the auction. Auction? Silent and live auctions have been a part of the annual get-together for some years. Proceeds benefit the NSNC Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. (The society is nonprofit …

Young Writers, Just How Good Are You?

NSNC Scholarship 2016 By Mike Leonard Scholarship Chairman National Society of Newspaper Columnists BLOOMINGTON, Indiana -- Menahem Pressler, the co-founder and pianist for the legendary Beaux Arts Trio, told me recently that this fabled career was launched almost by accident when, as a young man, he entered and won the Debussy International Piano Competition in 1946. …

‘Vol’ Columnist Takes Top College Prize

Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award A new graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the 2015 recipient of the Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation. RJ Vogt, writing for the campus newspaper The Daily Beacon, was chosen by best-selling novelist Michael Koryta, a former newspaper reporter. "The best …