* Winner, 2014 Society of Professional Journalists-Indiana/Story of the Year (Journal & Courier)

* Winner, 2014 Best of Gannett/Public Service (Journal & Courier)

* Winner, 2014 APME-Indiana/First Amendment-Community Affairs (Journal & Courier)

* Winner, 2014 Hoosier State Press Association/Best News Coverage (Journal & Courier)

* Winner, 2013 Society of Professional Journalists-Indiana/Non-deadline Series (Journal & Courier)

* Winner, 2013 Best of Gannett/Planned Content (Journal & Courier)

* Winner, 2010 Military Reporters & Editors Award (Stars and Stripes)

* Winner, 2009 Polk Award/Military Reporting (Stars and Stripes)

* Winner, 2009 National Headliner Award/Public Service (Stars and Stripes)

* Finalist, 2009 Molly Ivins National Journalism Prize

* Finalist, 2008 Pulitzer Prize/National Reporting

* Winner, 2008 Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University

* Winner, 2008 American Judicature Society Toni House Journalism Award

* Winner, 2008 Chicago Bar Association Herman Kogan Media Award

* Winner, 2008 Chicago Tribune Edward Scott Beck Award for outstanding national reporting

* Finalist, 2008 Batten Medal, American Society of Newspaper Editors

* Second Place, 2008 National Headliner Awards News Beat Coverage

* Winner, Chicago Tribune Edward Scott Beck Award, for outstanding foreign reporting from South Africa (1991) and the Soviet Union (1993)

* Three-time finalist, Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, for reporting from Canada, Africa and Russia

Contact:

howard@howardwitt.com
Awards
"Judges recognized Witt for his exemplary evenhandedness in covering the complex, often thorny issues surrounding race relations in the U.S. and the unfinished business of the nation’s civil rights movement. They praised his work as scrupulously fair and described him as a 'reporter who will not be beat, who plays no favorites, who reveals disturbing truths.' ”

-- Citation for 2008 Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University