Leo Morris Wins State’s Top Journalism Award
Leo Morris, columnist for The Indiana Policy Review, was named Best Editorial Writer yesterday by the Hoosier State Press Association for work done as the editorial page editor of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.
“There were many good entries in this category,” the judge wrote. “(Morris) led the pack with a good package that spoke to transparency and fairness, and closed with a fun piece about that inexplicable desire to be called a Hoosier. Well done.”
In October, Morris began writing a weekly column for the 122 editors whose newspapers hold membership in the foundation. An Indiana journalism for 40 years, he earlier was named a finalist in editorial writing by the Pulitzer Prize committee.
Morris, a Vietnam veteran, describes himself as a libertarian-conservative hybrid and a grouch, “by experience rather than inclination.”