Two IHS Press authors received honors at the 32nd annual Society of Professional Journalists Best in Indiana Journalism Awards that were announced on Friday, April 22, at a gala awards banquet in Indianapolis. The awards, presented by the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, honored print and broadcast work from 2010.
Ray E. Boomhower, IHS Press senior editor, won first place in the personality profile magazine or special interest publication or periodical for his article in the fall 2010 issue of Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History titled "The People's Choice: Indiana Congressman Jim Jontz." Also in that categroy, Jennifer Harrison received an honorable mention award for her article, also in the fall 2010 issue of Traces, titled "Naturalist Charlie Deam: Forestry and Conservation Pioneer."
Boomhower also received a third place award in the nonficition book category for his IHS Press publication Fighter Pilot: The World War II Career of Alex Vraciu. Ted Evanoff and Abe Aamidor won first place in the book category for their work At the Crossroads: Middle America and the Battle to Save the Car Industry.