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How Many Days into This Did Pat Bagley Think…

The first edition of what is now called The Tribune hit the streets on April 15, 1871. It was called “The Tribune & Utah Mining Gazette.” As part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration cartoonist Pat Bagley created a poster. Thoughts on seeing stuff like this are (1) how long did this take to complete? And (2) […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

A couple weeks ago the news was that hedge fund Alden Media Group “was closing in for the kill” on Tribune Publishing. Now others have entered the fray. From The New York Times via The Baltimore Sun: An octogenarian Swiss billionaire who makes his home in Wyoming and has donated hundreds of millions to environmental […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2021,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Deadline U.S.A.

An enormous marble structure engraved with the text of the First Amendment used to decorate the facade of the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Now, just over a year after the journalism museum’s closing, the slab is set to find a new home at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Weighing 50 tons and standing 74 […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2021,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Deadline U.S.A.

McClatchy Group Consolidates Comics – Updated

On March 1 we noted that the McClatchy group of newspapers had standardized their daily comics pages (see below). Today, with the help of Jimmy Delach, we can report that the Sunday McClatchy newspaper Funnies are also uniform across the nation. Jimmy sent me a copy of the Bradenton (Florida) Herald comics section of March […]

Posted on: Mar 7, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 5 Comments

Mallard Fillmore Doesn’t Meet Gannett Standards

Gannett responded to The Washington Times article about Gannett cancelling Mallard Fillmore. Amalie Nash, senior vice president of local news at USA Today Network, the Gannett newspaper brand, said the decision to stop running the 27-year-old cartoon was based on a recent review. “We made a decision last month to discontinue the Mallard Fillmore comic […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 5 Comments

Entire Gannett Group Drops Mallard Fillmore

Cartoonist Bruce Tinsley is saying that the Gannett Group of newspapers has dropped his Mallard Fillmore comic strip en masse. Bruce Tinsley, creator of the 27-year-old cartoon, said he was told this week by his syndication company that Gannett newspapers across the country simultaneously dropped the comic over two strips critical of President Biden and […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 14 Comments

How Comics and Cartoons Work in Newspapers

A couple newspaper editors broke down the processes of how comic strips and editorial cartoons appear in your local gazette. First up is The Oregonian explaining their Sunday Comics section. Why would The Oregonian cut the first two panels from the Feb. 14, 2021, “Doonesbury” comic? Is this a regular editorial practice? This is indeed […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Incitement to Riot 1898 – Cartoonist Chronicles

Racist Cartoons Help Incite an 1898 North Carolina Massacre>> Warning: historically racist caricature and content << When a mob bent on insurrection stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, some onlookers labeled the event “unprecedented.” But the United States has witnessed coups d’etat before—both attempted and successful—within its borders. In 1898, white supremacists in […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Longest Running Comic Character at 120 Years

The St. Louis Post Dispatch has regularly featured the Weatherbird on its front page since 1901. Since February 11, 1901 to be exact. The Weatherbird didn’t appear every day that February, but beginning March 4, 1901 the comic character became a regular front page feature during the week (it would take a few years for […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Editor and Publisher Archives 1901 – 2015

Editor & Publisher’s roots began in 1884 when The Journalist was first published to serve the U.S. newspaper industry. The Editor & Publisher: A Journal for Newspaper Makers was founded in 1901, and in 1907 it merged with The Journalist. Later, Editor & Publisher acquired Newspaperdom, a trade journal for the newspaper industry that started […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazines, Newspaper industry, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Editor and Publisher Archives 1901 – 2015

Wrapping Up the Old with a Year-End Roundup

Some miscellaneous items from the recent past. On this day 25 years ago, Bill Watterson’s iconic comic strip Calvin and Hobbes bid us farewell. To take us on a path down memory lane, here are some of the best Calvin and Hobbes strips created. Well, some of the best as decided by Mackenzie Cummings-Grady.   […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

A Cartooning Menagerie

Small Newspapers and Freelance Cartoonists Small Market Sports © Bill Charbonneau Darren Johnson on getting cartoons for small newspapers: Still, when I started publishing newspapers 11 years ago – after working at other publications – I imagined that a cartoonist would be important to this hoped-for media empire. I did an Internet search and found […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Movies, Newspaper industry, Television, Comments: 3 Comments

Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune Go Weekly

The two big Utah newspapers, while remaining digital dailies, will transform their print editions into weekly papers. Poynter on the changes coming to Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News: The two newspapers serving Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah have announced that they will switch from daily to once-a-week print editions early in […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune Go Weekly

Gannett Sending Out Buyout Notices Monday

Rick Edmunds at Poynter is reporting: Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper company with more than 250 daily titles, will begin offering another round of newsroom buyouts next week. It has not yet said how many…. The changes were announced by CEO Mike Reed during a companywide virtual town hall Wednesday, two Gannett journalists told me. […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

National Newspaper Week October 4-10, 2020

above: Seth Boyes, Dickinson County News From NationalNewspaperWeek.com:  This year’s observance will be held Oct. 4-10. This 80th annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers. Among the editorial and graphic material available to newspapers are cartoons. The […]

Posted on: Oct 4, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on National Newspaper Week October 4-10, 2020