We got an email the other day from cartoonist Jimmy Margulies, who wanted everyone to know yet another paper has dropped editorial cartoons.
Margulies writes, “My first day back at work upon returning from the convention in Columbus [in October], I was told that my newspaper amNEW YORK was being sold by its owner Newsday to Schneps Media. Schneps publishes a number of community weeklies around the New York City area.
“Under the new owners the so-called editorial page now has photos where my cartoons used to be.
“After Losing my job of 22 years at The Record in New Jersey in 2013, I was lucky to be offered the steady freelance gig for the five day a week tabloid amNEW YORK and that lasted 6 and 1/2 years.
“So I will continue drawing cartoons for King Features, as well as providing cartoons on New Jersey issues to papers throughout the state. And I will also fill in at Newsday when Matt Davies is away, as I had been doing the past five years.”
And from us a big fat raspberry to Schneps Media for failing to have the courage to challenge readers. Throw it on the pile with The New York Times, The LA Times, and other editorial pages who are afraid of editorial cartoons.