Ebert Posthumously Honored by Journalist Association

Movie critic Roger Ebert has been posthumously honored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

Ebert, who was the film columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 40 years, won first place for online columns or blogs on large websites in the NSNC's annual column contest. 

Ebert died this year after a long battle with cancer. As the AP reports: "The day before his April 4 death, he wrote in a post on his blog that he was taking a break from his schedule of almost-daily movie reviewing because cancer had recurred. He won national fame teaming with fellow film critic Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune in 1975 for a television show that had them each give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down rating to the latest releases."


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