Sentinel Publisher Chris Carosa named president of National Society of Newspaper Columnists

Sentinel publisher and columnist Chris Carosa has been named the new president of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. NSNC photo

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) elected Christopher Carosa of Mendon, New York its new president. Out-going president Lisa Smith Molinari, a columnist for Stars and Stripes, officially passed the gavel over to Carosa at the NSNC annual meeting held this year in Cincinnati, Ohio. The NSNC, one of the nation’s premier professional journalist associations, plans to hold its 2019 conference in Buffalo, NY. It also approved Tulsa, OK as the site for its 2020 conference.

Carosa writes several columns, including one that appears weekly in the Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel as well as weekly (digital) and monthly (print) columns for BenefitsPro, a trade journal for the retirement industry. He also reports on the retirement industry for the acclaimed niche publication He continues to operate a boutique registered investment adviser as well as a proprietary mutual fund.

Mr. Carosa’s writing has received national and state-wide attention. In 2005, his article in the Journal for Financial Planning won the annual call-for-papers competition under the “academic” category. Earlier this year, the New York  Press Association recognized his Sentinel “Carosa Commentary” as an Honorable Mention winner in the Editorial Writing category. His articles in have been referenced by policy makers, including the White House.

“Chris Carosa is a perfect storm,” says Suzette Martinez Standring, GateHouse Columnist and NSNC past president as well as current Executive Director. “A respected business columnist, he brings vision, financial savvy, and hilarious camaraderie.”

A long-time director for several local non-profits, Carosa has previously served as President of the Rochester Chapter of the Data Processing Management Association and of what was then the eighth largest chapter of the Financial Planning Association. “One of the things that most attracted me to the NSNC was the incredible paid-professional staff it has,” says Carosa. “It will no doubt make my role as President much easier. This will allow me to offer the benefits of my past experiences without worrying about day-to-day operations.”

Lisa Smith Molinari, NSNC past president, says, “The National Society of Newspaper Columnists has made some bold changes in the last two years. We’re riding a new wave of success, but we need intelligent, data-driven analysis to keep us on this upward trajectory. That’s exactly what new president Chris Carosa brings to the table. Under Chris’ leadership, our organization will be able to stay on top in an ever-unpredictable new journalism industry.”



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