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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

Daily Newspapers in Wyoming a Thing of the Past

By the end of August 2020 Wyoming will become the only (first?) state in the U.S. to publish no daily newspaper as the Casper Star-Tribune cuts its schedule to five days a week. The Nieman Lab reports: Wyoming has six “daily” newspapers, but now none of them will actually print a paper seven days a […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Seven Days Explains It All

Seven Days, Vermont’s weekly alternative paper, is getting some negative feedback for its choices in rearranging their comics pages. As reported here earlier this month, Seven Days had decided to add Keith Knight’s The K Chronicles to their line-up. It turns out that meant cutting a comic strip, and the one they cut was Mr. […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 2 Comments

Who’s Killing Your Local Newspaper?

Local newspapers are perfect prey for Vulture Funds. In the face of layoffs, the coronavirus, and private equity firms like Alden Capital trying to strip it for parts, the news industry is on the verge of collapse. Hasan showcases the important work of local newspapers and why we need them now more than ever. Patriot […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2020,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 4 Comments

Daryl Cagle Writes To His Congressman

Congressman Salud CarbajalDistrict OfficeSanta Barbara, CA Dear Congressman Carbajal, … I run a constituent small business in Montecito, Cagle Cartoons, Inc., that syndicates editorial cartoons and columnists. About half of America’s daily, paid-circulation newspapers subscribe to our service that you can see at CagleCartoons.com. Journalism has been in decline for years, but the newspaper industry […]

Posted on: May 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Daryl Cagle Writes To His Congressman

COVID-19 Maybe, But Another Week Without Fitz?

As noted earlier Lee Enterprises had announced there would be a series of pay cuts, lay-offs, and furloughs across its chain. Around the time Adam Zyglis took his two week furlough David Fitzsimmons of The Arizona Daily Star took a single week. Now Fitz is preparing us for a second week without his illustrated view […]

Posted on: May 9, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on COVID-19 Maybe, But Another Week Without Fitz?

Adam Zyglis Takes Furlough from Buffalo News

Earlier this year Lee Enterprises bought The Buffalo News and the BH Group. That purchase became final in mid-March 2020, two weeks later Lee Enterprises announced there would be a series of pay cuts, lay-offs, and furloughs across its chain. Yesterday it hit home as The Buffalo News’ Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Adam Zyglis announced he […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 2 Comments

News Flash: Advertisers Dash, Newspapers Slash

above: Rob Tornoe for Editor & Publisher Yesterday our friend Mike mentioned the state of the newspaper industry: The industry is already in rough shape, and we can argue how much of that came from the Internet itself and how much was from a colossally foolish lack of response to the Internet and how much […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2020,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Diamondback Ceases Print Edition – Launched Kinney, Cho, McGruder Cartooning Careers

The student newspaper of University of Maryland, The Diamondback, has published its last print edition after 110 years. It will continue as online-only. From The Diamondback: After 110 years in circulation, The Diamondback will cease its weekly print publication in March, the newspaper’s parent company announced Monday… According to Tom Madigan — board president of […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2020,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Diamondback Ceases Print Edition – Launched Kinney, Cho, McGruder Cartooning Careers

Cagle Cartoons Puts On a New Face

Cagle Cartoons has made some changes to its homepage and to functions at the site. Daryl Cagle uses up a little bandwidth to talk about and explain the changes. We’ve made some changes to the front page of our syndicate site, CagleCartoons.com that will affect our contributing artists. The CagleCartoons.com site is the core of […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Cagle Cartoons Puts On a New Face

David Fitzsimmons on The State of Cartooning

When I opened my annual “American Association of Editorial Cartoonists Notebook”, our trade journal, the bell tolled for my profession, page by page, cartoonist by cartoonist. The Golden Age of Oliphant, MacNelly and Paul Conrad is long gone. This year our annual AAEC convention will convene in Ottawa with our Canadian colleagues because our numbers […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 24 Comments