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CIVIL RIGHTS

Witt was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his groundbreaking coverage of civil rights issues.

FOREIGN REPORTING

As a foreign correspondent, Witt reported from more than 70 countries over nine years.

SERIES

As a reporter, Witt mastered the art of long-form series; as an editor, he guided others to do the same. 

HUMOR

"There currently are about 59 Americans whose parents decided to call us 'Howard Witt.'"

CIVIL RIGHTS

 

On May 21, my blogging colleagues and I posted a Chicago Tribune story written by Howard Witt regarding the plight of six young men in a place called Jena, Louisiana. How could any of us have known what this article, these posts would spur in terms of a 'new civil rights movement'? Nearly four months to the day, tens of thousands of Americans marched on the premise that every citizen deserves equal justice."

-- Shawn Williams, Dallas South blog

FOREIGN REPORTING

 

Stars and Stripes has often been the military's version of a corporate newsletter, a house organ designed to accentuate the positive and boost morale. No more, apparently. Enter new senior managing editor Howard Witt, a former civil rights reporter and foreign correspondent for the Tribune Company."

-- WGBH, Beat the Press 

SERIES

 

My wife was killed in the OKC Bombing 10 years ago. I just read your story twice & was very impressed. My feelings are that we got the shaft, as Congress handed out millions to the Sept. 11th victims. While I grieve with them hand in hand, it doesn't seem fair. I was a factory worker, working at a meat processing plant at the time of my wife's death. We have a son together, he was 5 at the time. But I had to go back to work & I am still a paycheck to paycheck factory worker. I would like to go back to counseling, but have been told the fund is no more. Thank you for the story & for showing the world the truth."

-- Email from the husband of an Oklahoma City bombing victim

HUMOR