The American Society of Newspaper Editors has awarded Miami Herald columnist
Leonard Pitts Jr. the top prize for commentary/column writing, it was announced
Sunday. Pitts won the award for a selection of columns including those on the
death of NFL star Sean Taylor, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Jena
This marks the second time Pitts was named top columnist in the nation by ASNE.
In other news, Journal-Sentinel columnist Patrick McIlheran packs his own lunch three days out of five.