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Las Cruces columnist named executive director of national nonprofit


Cassie McClure, a nationally syndicated columnist and longtime local writer, has been named the executive director of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC).

The NSNC is a national nonprofit organization that promotes professionalism and networking among columnists and other writers and advocates for freedom of the press across the nation.

McClure’s column “My So-Called Millennial Life” began as a local column in the Las Cruces Sun-News in 2016. It eventually began airing on National Public Radio-affiliated station KRWG at New Mexico State University.

In April 2020, the column was picked up by Creators, an international, independent media and syndication company.

McClure has a master’s degree in rhetoric and professional communication and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from New Mexico State. She also has taught at NMSU, serving as an adjunct professor of English courses. She has also worked as both a library and communications specialist.

She is owner and operator of McClure Publications, LLC and focuses on her column and other writing projects. As a member of NSNC, she has been active in a new ambassadorship program, where she has mentored op-ed student writers.

NSNC hosts monthly webinars for its members. You can listen to past interviews with authors and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists on its YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/columnists. The organization focuses on student outreach and tries to connect with student journalists interested in opinion writing. 

NSNC was founded in 1977. Membership is open to general interest, humor, op-ed, video, multimedia or other columnists – including bloggers. Academics and student columnists also are eligible to join. Learn more at https://www.columnists.com

Cassie McClure