the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
won this year’s Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Awards for
received $10,000 and a trophy for “his ability to incite multiple emotions
with the reading of a single cartoon.”
for the prize included Don Asmussen of the San Francisco Chronicle and
Alexander Hunter of The Washington Times.
were honored at a dinner on April 24, at the National Press Club in Washington,
D.C., and videos of the acceptance speeches have been posted online at
always, Mike is his adroit and entertaining self.
of The University News at the University of Missouri-Kansas City received
the Charles M. Schulz award for Best College Cartoonist for
“comic strips that reflect the influence of graphic novels.” Finalists for
the Charles M. Schulz award included Joseph Devens of The Daily Texan at
The University of Texas at Austin and Christopher Sharron of Daily Kent Stater
at Kent State University in Ohio.
“At a time
when the journalism profession is undergoing tremendous change, it’s reassuring
to see so much outstanding work by its practitioners,”
said Mike Philipps, Foundation president and chief executive officer. “The
exemplary work honored by these awards speaks not only of the recipients’
talent, skill and intellect, but of their dedication to serving our country
and communities with journalism — and journalism education — that changes