Since 1977, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) has been a home and a resource for columnists who’ve written with passion, intelligence, and insight about their world. We’ve strived to support and inspire our conferences and contests have provided forums for our talented opinionmakers to draw inspiration, connect with their colleagues and learn how to sharpen their craft. We’ve been grateful for their support and engagement by many talented columnists through the years.
However, on this #GivingTuesday (December 1), we’re asking for a bit more support for the NSNC Education Foundation. There’s no sugarcoating that 2020 has been a challenging year; COVID-19 has impacted every nonprofit organization, and the NSNC is no exception. Our 2020 annual conference was cancelled, and the status of 2021’s scheduled event is highly uncertain. But, even amid these challenges, we’re resolved to adapt, and are developing new ways to serve our members and the larger journalistic community.
Webinars are becoming a core component to NSNC’s programming. Whether we’re addressing various topics related to the discipline of writing, designed to help members tell their stories, or providing forums that facilitate discussion of an array of issues that create the climate and context to which our scribes respond, we strive to create fun, informative content that useful to our community.
Examples of our upcoming events include:
December 3: Cosponsored by the SPJ, George Will discusses his career, takes questions from attendees and receives our Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award
December 10: Bestselling author Connie Schultz will provide insight and encouragement for completing that book project
January 13: Pulitzer Prize-winning columnists Clarence Page and Kathleen Parker will discuss Writing to Unite to help diffuse the rancor and partisanship that is impacting the U.S.
Producing high-quality programming incurs costs, as does the newsletter platform we use to relay NSNC stories and happenings. To increase our capabilities to deliver quality content to you requires an infusion of funds.
Please help support our exciting slate of programming through the NSNC Education Foundation at a level comfortable for you. We promise to persist and persevere in our efforts to continue to deliver the content and camaraderie you’ve come to expect from us. Thank you for help in enabling us to adapt and excel in these challenging times.