The board of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists occasionally presents a Columnist of the Year Award for recent distinguished achievement.
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About the Award
2002 — Leonard Pitts Jr., for his work in The Miami Herald and syndicated, following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
2003 — Michael Kelly, a reporter, columnist and editor, who was killed in April 2003 while on assignment in Iraq for The Atlantic Monthly.
2004 — Dorothy Brush, for her courageous battle against cancer, during which the NSNC member missed no deadlines at the Crossville (Tenn.) Chronicle — “doing two columns each week, plus a few features, too,” she said.
2011 — W. Bruce Cameron, the longtime NSNC member for whom 2010 saw a major success, publication of his first novel, the best-selling A Dog’s Purpose, while continuing his popular syndicated humor column.
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No application process
no application process, but suggestions for future applicants are welcome. You may submit suggestion through the contact for, located below.
National Society of Newspaper Columnists
P.O. Box 411532
San Francisco, CA 94141
executive director: [email protected]
Phone: (415) 488-NSNC (6762)
FAX: (484) 297-0336