WaPo’s Mary C. Curtis Named Finalist by National Society of Newspaper Columnists

NEW SIG MUG FOR REDESIGN. Mug of Mary C. Curtis. PHOTO BY WENDY YANG.The National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) named finalists for its 2014 annual column contest and just one person from the Washington media is among the list. The Washington Post’s Mary C. Curtis is one of three finalists in the “Online, Blog and Multimedia Columns” category for those with more than 100,000 monthly unique visitors, alongside LA Weekly’s Gendy Alimurung and the late movie critic and blogger Roger Ebert.

Curtis contributes to The Washington PostShe the People” blog – for which she was nominated – as well as TheRoot.com, theGrio.com, and NPR. Previously, she was a national correspondent for AOL’s PoliticsDaily.com and has worked at The New York Times, Charlotte Observer, Baltimore Sun, Arizona Daily Star and the Associated Press.

First, second, and third place recipients will receive prizes of $300, $200, and $100, respectively.

The NSNC advocates for columnists and free-press issues and supports them and writers, including bloggers.

Awards will be given at a banquet during the 2014 NSNC conference on Saturday, June 28, at Howard University.