NATIONAL COLUMNISTS’ DAY
by Pam Akridge | April 18, 2017 10:07 am
National Columnists’ Day is observed each year on April 18. On this day, we honor all newspaper columnists and their contributions to the truth in black and white.
Columnists have the ability to inspire a plethora of emotions that often result in action. What many may not realize is that is their intent. If their readers are not moved by their column, they have not done their job.
With their own flavor of humor or satire, some columnists lighten the mood or play a role. Others strictly provide us with a different perspective, hard facts and solid research. Whatever their style or approach, each columnist’s hard work connects them to the world.
The National Society of Newspaper Columnists, which was founded in 1977, sponsors and promotes National Columnists’ Day annually on April 18. On this same day in 194, Pulitzer Prize-winning warcorrespondent, Ernie Pyle, died while on assignment in Okinawa, Japan.
Celebrate National Columnists’ Day by acknowledging all the people who do the research and write the columns that we rely on reading each day.
We would like to thank our columnists’ that write for our paper, The Forest Blade.
Shirley Proctor Twiss, Dick Yarbrough, Ronnie Johnson, Marnie Deckle, Mark Crosby, and Dwight Watt.