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A columnist is a journalist who produces a specific form of writing for publication called a "column". Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and the Internet. Some Internet columns are called blogs or Weblogs. Jump to: navigation, search A journalist is a person who practices journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues and people. ... A collection of magazines A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles. ... A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally, but not always, in reverse chronological order). ... A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally, but not always, in reverse chronological order). ...


What differentiates a column from other forms of journalism is that it meets each of the following criteria: Journalism is a discipline of collecting, verifying, analyzing and presenting information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ...

  • It is a regular feature in a publication
  • It is personality-driven by the author
  • It contains an opinion or point of view

Types of columns

Look up Advice in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Advice can mean any of the following things: An advice is a hint, suggestion or counsel given to you by someone. ... A critic (derived from the ancient Greek word krites meaning a judge) is a person who offers a value judgement or an interpretation. ... An editorial is a statement or article by a news organization (generally a newspaper) that expresses an opinion rather than attempting to simply report news, as the latter should ideally be done without bias. ... Look up Gossip in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The word gossip may refer to both: the act of spreading news from person to person, especially rumors or private information: see chat the news spread through the act of gossiping While gossip forms one of the oldest and (still) the most... This article discusses humour in terms of comedy and laughter. ...

Columnists of note

Shana Alexander (October 6, 1925 - June 23, 2005) was an American columnist. ... Barbara Amiel Black, Baroness Black of Crossharbour (born Barbara Amiel), is a journalist, and the wife of newspaper magnate Lord Black of Crossharbour. ... Army Archerd, columist, Variety. ... Mike Barnicle is a radio talk show host in the Boston area. ... The Boston Herald is a tabloid newspaper, the smaller of the two big dailies in Boston, Massachusetts, with a daily circulation of 242,957 in September 2002. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dave Barry David Barry, Jr. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by Knight Ridder. ... Christie Blatchford is a Canadian newspaper columnist. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ... David Brooks David Brooks (born August 11, 1961) is a columnist for The New York Times who has become one of the prominent voices of conservative politics in the United States, though his views are considerably different from those of some other conservatives. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Ann Coulter on Fox News Channel Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961 in New York City) is a prominent American syndicated columnist, bestselling author, and television pundit. ... Andrew Coyne, MA , BA is a Canadian journalist and columnist. ... Maureen Dowd (born January 14, 1952) is a liberal columnist for The New York Times and an author. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... John Doyle (born 1957) is one of the two television critics with the Canadian Globe and Mail newspaper. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ... Jump to: navigation, search Matt Drudge Matthew Drudge (born October 27, 1966) is an American Internet news personality who is frequently called a cybergossip. ... Gwynne Dyer (born 1943) is a Canadian military historian, journalist and columnist specializing in military and international affairs. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942, Urbana, Illinois) is a film critic who writes for the Chicago Sun-Times; his reviews are syndicated to over 200 newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. ... Allan Fotheringham (born August 31, Canadian newspaper and magazine journalist. ... Jump to: navigation, search Benjamin Franklin by Jean-Baptiste Greuze 1777 For the former mayor of Nepean, see Ben Franklin (politician) Dr. Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was an American printer, journalist, publisher, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, public servant, statesman, scientist, librarian, diplomat and inventor. ... Thomas L. Friedman (born July 20, 1953) is an American journalist, columnist, and author, currently working as an Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... David Frum (born 1960) is a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, and the author of the first insider book about the Bush presidency. ... Alternate use: see Robert Fulford (croquet player) for the English croquet player. ... The National Post is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ... Photo of Carl Hiaasen by Robert Birnbaum Carl Hiaasen [pronounced hiya-sun] (born March 12, 1953) is an American journalist and novelist. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by Knight Ridder. ... Simon James Heffer (born July 18, 1960) is a British journalist and writer. ... Peter Hitchens (born 28 October 1951 in Sliema, Malta GC) is a British journalist, author and broadcaster. ... Molly Ivins (born August 30, 1944, as Mary Tyler Ivins) is an American political commentator, journalist, and author based in Austin, Texas. ... Michael Kinsley (born March 9, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan) is a veteran American political journalist and commentator, currently serving as Editorial and Opinion Editor at the Los Angeles Times (since April 2004) (though he announced in July 2005 that he would assume a reduced, but as-yet-undefined, role). ... Jump to: navigation, search Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer, M.D. (born March 13, 1950 in New York) is a syndicated columnist who appears in the Washington Post and other publications. ... ... Paul Robin Krugman (born February 28, 1953) is an American economist who has written several books and since 2000 has written a twice-weekly column for The New York Times. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Jump to: navigation, search Esther Pauline Friedman Lederer, a. ... Michele Landsberg is an award-winning Canadian writer, social activist and feminist who wrote a major column for the Toronto Star newspaper. ... The Toronto Star is a major metropolitan newspaper produced in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Richard Littlejohn Richard Littlejohn (born 1954 in Ilford, Essex) is a popular British newspaper columnist, radio personality and television presenter. ... For other uses, see Sun (disambiguation). ... The Daily Mail is a British newspaper, first published in 1896. ... Charles Madigan is an editor, journalist and columnist for the Chicago Tribune. ... The Chicago Tribune, formerly self-styled as the Worlds Greatest Newspaper, remains the leading daily newspaper of the Midwestern United States. ... Heather Mallick 1959- is a Toronto-based columnist and author who currently writes for the Canadian newspaperGlobe and Mail. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ... Dan Margalit (born 1939) is an Israeli journalist and columnist. ... Vinod Mehta is the editor-in-chief of Outlook India, one of Indias leading English language magazines. ... Rex Murphy (born March, 1947, Carbonear, Newfoundland) is a noted Canadian commentator. ... Allen H. Neuharth (born 1924, American businessman, author, and columnist. ... Peter Charles Newman (born May 10, 1929 in Vienna, Austria) is a Canadian journalist who emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Canada in 1940 as a Jewish refugee. ... Jump to: navigation, search Robert David Novak (born February 26, 1931) is an American journalist and political figure. ... Clarence Page is a journalist, syndicated columnist and member of the editorial board for the Chicago Tribune. ... The Chicago Tribune, formerly self-styled as the Worlds Greatest Newspaper, remains the leading daily newspaper of the Midwestern United States. ... Daniel Pipes Daniel Pipes is an American neoconservative [1] columnist, author, counter-terrorism analyst, and scholar of Middle Eastern history, who has written widely on Islamism and terrorism. ... Will Rogers. ... Jump to: navigation, search Amnon Rubinstein Amnon Rubinstein (born 1931) is an Israeli scholar, politician, and columnist. ... Maariv (Hebrew evening) is a daily newspaper in Israel. ... William L. Safire (born December 17, 1929) is an author, semi-retired columnist, and former journalist and presidential speechwriter. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Mary Schmich is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune. ... The Chicago Tribune, formerly self-styled as the Worlds Greatest Newspaper, remains the leading daily newspaper of the Midwestern United States. ... Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mails national affairs columnist, has won all three of Canadas leading literary prizes -- the Governor Generals Award for non-fiction book writing, the National Magazine Award for political writing, and the National Newspaper Award for column writing. ... Mark Steel is a British socialist columnist and comedian. ... Mark Steyn is a Canadian journalist, columnist, and film and theatre critic. ... Andrew Sullivan Andrew Sullivan (born August 10, 1963) is a British-American blogger and journalist, known both for his heterodox personal-political identity (HIV-positive, gay, libertarian/conservative and Catholic) and for his pioneering efforts in the field of weblog journalism. ... Ellie Tesher is a Canadian journalist and advice columnist. ... Polly Toynbee (born Mary Louisa Toynbee on December 27, 1946) is a journalist and writer in the United Kingdom, and has been a columnist for The Guardian newspaper since 1998. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was a famous and popular American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer. ... George Frederick Will (born May 4, 1941) is an American columnist, journalist, and author. ... Fareed Zakaria (born January 20, 1964) is a writer and journalist specializing in international relations. ... Jump to: navigation, search Michelle Malkin Michelle Malkin (born Michelle Maglalang, October 20, 1970, in Philadelphia) is an American journalist, author, and political commentator. ...

External links

  • American Press Institute columnist tool box

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