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Column Contest Finalists Announced

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists has announced the finalists for its 2013 column contest. One name to note: Roger Ebert. His column was nominated in the Online, Blog and Multimedia category.

Congrats to all the nominees, who we’ve listed below. The winners will be named June 29.

General Interest, Newspapers over 50,000 Circulation

Dave LieberFort Worth Star-Telegram; Thomas RademacherThe Grand Rapids Press; Rich TelanderChicago Sun-Times.

Humor, Newspapers over 50,000 Circulation

Samantha BennettPittsburgh Post-Gazette; Bob DyerAkron Beacon Journal; Brian O’ConnorThe Detroit News.

General Interest, Newspapers under 50,000 Circulation

Kevin McKeeverThe Advocate, Stamford, Conn.; Telly HalkiasThe Portland (Maine) Daily Sun; Amanda BeamNews and Tribune, Jefferson, Ind.

Humor, Newspapers under 50,000 Circulation

Beth BartlettLovely County Citizen, Eureka Springs, Ark.; Laura RafatySt. Helena (Calif.) Star; Ginger TruittThe Lebanon (Ind.) Reporter.

Online, Blog and Multimedia Columns (over 100,000 monthly unique visitors)

John AvlonThe Daily Beast; Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times; Richard ParkerThe New York Times.

Online, Blog and Multimedia Columns (under 100,000 monthly unique visitors)

Mike FarleyFarleyinwriting; Lisa MolinariThe Meat and Potatoes of Life; Suzette StandringThe Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

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