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Has Leonard Pitts Jr., whose column appears in your paper, ever received prizes for his writing? Pulitzer or anything else?

In 2001, Pitts won the Distinguished Writing Award for Commentary/Column Writing from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. According to Tribune Media Services, he also was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 and won first place for commentary in 1997 in the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editor's annual writing competition. He has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Simon Wisenthal Center. He is a three-time recipient of the National Headliners Award.

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