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Shorter WaPo: Are newspaper editors cowards? | Post

June 23, 2020- Michael Cavna sums up a rough fortnight for political cartoonists and newspaper editors, and asks an important question: What if publishers decide it’s too much trouble to do their damn job?   https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2020/06/23/political-cartoons-racist-small-newspapers/ “In my mind, editorial cartoons are expendable. None of them are produced by our staff, and rarely...


Furlough you go | Post

May 19, 2020- Filed under “Yeah, no” The Buffalo News took a rare stand (for editorial page editors that is) and told a reader in Letters to the Editor that No, they are NOT going to remove their editorial cartoonist just because the reader was offended by an opinion they didn’t agree with....


Sunday reading #1: Necessary reinvention | Post

April 15, 2018- Reading for your Sunday afternoon #1: Cartoonist Kevin Necessary reinvents himself as a comics journalist, helping to illustrate stories that can't necessarily be photographed. Poynter talks to the artist about his process and his work for a TV news station.   https://www.poynter.org/news/local-tv-station-hired-cartoonist-tell-stories-are-tough-photograph  ...


Mike Lane retires | Post

October 27, 2009- Mike Lane, the former editorial cartoonist for the Baltimore Sun, announced last month that he has retired from editorial cartooning. Lane made the announcement in a letter to Daryl Cagle, whose Cagle Cartoons Syndicate carried his work. "My quitting editorial cartooning comes because it’s time, not because of my health," wrote...


Bill Schorr Back | Post

September 17, 2009- After one of the briefest retirements on record, Bill Schorr has returned to editorial cartooning. Daryl Cagle, whose syndicate, Cagle Cartoons, Inc., will now carry Schorr’s work, made the announcement on his blog in August. “We’re very excited,” Cagle told E&P Online. “He’s a star. I read him as a...


Your Layoff Update (Summer edition) | Post

June 19, 2009- In a recent article on The Huffington Post, editor-turned-freelance writer Jason Notte said: “If newspaper’s death knell is ringing, editorial cartoonists are pulling the rope.” Ignoring the fact that his chest-thumping piece, “Ten Features that Are Dying with your Newspaper,” was yet another in the newspapers-are-dead-do-you-hear-me-dead! category Huffpo is apparently...


Where to next? | Post

June 19, 2009- As our current model collapses around us — whether it is a business model, employer model or, in the case of the AAEC, convention sponsor model — the debate on what to do next grows louder. While no one’s figured out a solution yet, at least we’re talking about it....


 
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