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Lamb: Tribune’s Folly is Cutting Cartoonists

Chris Lamb, author of “Drawn to Extremes: The Use and Abuse of Editorial Cartoons”, has written an article in Editor and Publisher that criticizes the Tribune Company for laying off its cartoonists and how that affects journalism.

The Tribune Company, the Chicago-based media corporation, continues to do its part to gut journalism as a vital part of American democracy by announcing massive layoffs at its newspapers earlier this month, including the Los Angles Times. Among those losing their job at the Times was Michael Ramirez, the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.

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#1 Richard
December/2/2005
@ 3:34 am

I read today, I think in a little feature called “News of the Weird”, that executive (CEO) compensation has increased, relative to their employees, by 450% since 1990, when it was 1oo times as much as the average worker’s. It’s now 450 times that of the average employee. If the $5.15 1990 minimum wage had gone up that much it would be $23.17 now. Actually, it’s still $5.15.
I’m not sure Ramirez, no bleeding heart, would have a problem with this. But if a Pulitzer can’t win you job security, what can?

#2 Richard
December/1/2005
@ 9:34 pm

I read today, I think in a little feature called “News of the Weird”, that executive (CEO) compensation has increased, relative to their employees, by 450% since 1990, when it was 1oo times as much as the average worker’s. It’s now 450 times that of the average employee. If the $5.15 1990 minimum wage had gone up that much it would be $23.17 now. Actually, it’s still $5.15.
I’m not sure Ramirez, no bleeding heart, would have a problem with this. But if a Pulitzer can’t win you job security, what can?

#3 Alan
December/2/2005
@ 6:24 am

It’s not just the Pulitzer, but when you think of the long distinguished history of editorial cartooning at the LA Times, it seems very wrong to so easily cut the cartooning position. We’ll have to see how quickly Ramirez can pick up another paper.

#4 Alan
December/2/2005
@ 12:24 am

It’s not just the Pulitzer, but when you think of the long distinguished history of editorial cartooning at the LA Times, it seems very wrong to so easily cut the cartooning position. We’ll have to see how quickly Ramirez can pick up another paper.

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March/21/2007
@ 3:58 pm

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March/21/2007
@ 9:58 am

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