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National Newspaper Columnists Day

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About National Newspaper Columnists Day

When is National Newspaper Columnists Day? This holiday is always celebrated on the fourth Tuesday in June

National Columnists Day is today. This June holiday was first established to recognize the importance and value of newspaper columnists. However, we also encourage you to give recognition and appreciation to columnists in all forms of media.

In today’s world of false news, it is easy to paint all columnists, and journalists for that matter, as creators of news, rather than reporters of the facts. Often, the truth and facts are distorted and altered. It’s a sad commentary, as the majority of columnists are honest, hard-working, and strive to report the news with actual facts.

So today, please give thanks and appreciation to the many columnists who report to you the truth and what you need to know. 

How to Celebrate National Newspaper Columnists Day

Here are some ideas on how to observe and celebrate National Newspaper Columnists Day:

  • Send them a nice email expressing your appreciation for their honest and factual articles and reporting. Most media personnel make their email address available for reader comments and ideas.
  • If you know a columnist, give them a gift card.
  • Send them a than you card.

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“Light travels faster than sound, which is the reason some people appear bright before they speak.” – –  Author Unknown

History and Origin of National Newspaper Columnists Day

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists created National Columnists Day. It was established on April 18th, in memory of the day columnist Ernie Pyle was killed in World War II.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

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