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The Newspaper Chronicles

Today Comic Strip of the Day had a take on The Candorville Chronicle. Which gives me an opening to pass on some newspaper news. While the main focus in covering the squeeze on newspapers is how it affects reporters and editors (and here there is an emphasis on newspaper comic strips and cartoonist), others within […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2020,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Ken Fuson – RIP (off topic)

Newspaper reporter Ken Fuson has passed away. Ken Fuson, born June 23, 1956, died Jan. 3, 2020 at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, of liver cirrhosis, and is stunned to learn that the world is somehow able to go on without him. Journalist Ken Fuson wrote his own (wonderful) obituary. In lieu of flowers, Ken […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2020,  Section: Newspaper industry, Obituary, Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on Ken Fuson – RIP (off topic)

2020 Prizes/Awards Deadlines

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has published the deadlines and links to various Award and Prize opportunities for Editorial Cartoonists. A few, including The Pulitzer and The Divisional Reubens, have January deadlines. The deadline for Canada’s National Newspaper Awards is only days away. National Newspaper Awards (Canada) Deadline: January 9, 2020 Rules and entry […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Events, Graphic Journalism, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Prizes/Awards Deadlines

Alt Weekly Gives Up on Cartoons

  Jen Sorensen passes on some sad news: Though she doesn’t identify the paper I believe it was one of the Southland Publishing weeklies, which last year was purchased by the Arizona-based Times Media Group. “The Southland publications have always been special in their connection with the communities they serve,” [Steve Strickbine, president of Times […]

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

The Missoulian: No Opinion on the Comics Page

The Missoulian (Big Sky Country) has decided to rid its comic pages of opinion strips. Effective after Sunday, Jan. 5, the Missoulian is ending its subscription to the comics “Doonesbury” and “Mallard Fillmore.” Many readers have long complained about both strips. The leading complaints about “Doonesbury” [Andrews McMeel Syndication] these days is that the daily […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Monday Paper Gone, Monday Comics on Tuesdays

The (Vancouver, Washington) Columbian will no longer publish a Monday edition of their newspaper. But the paper let readers of the daily syndicated features know that “Monday Favorites Won’t Be Lost.” Monday comics and puzzles will be in the Tuesday paper, as well as the Tuesday dated features.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

They’re Dropping Like Flies

The New York Post reports: The 121-year old Dayton Daily News and two other Ohio newspapers will shrink to three days a week from daily publication to appease regulators who on Monday approved a $3.1 billion acquisition of Cox TV stations and newspapers by private equity firm Apollo Global Management. The other two papers facing […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on They’re Dropping Like Flies

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Journalists in Revolt

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalists, already on a voluntary byline strike, are said to be contemplating walking out and starting their own newspaper. From Jekko: According to a source, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette union members secretly plan to walk off their jobs and start their own paper. This news comes days after PG Newsroom voted “No Confidence“ in their […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Journalists in Revolt

A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

The Improbable Remains On his How To book tour Randall Munroe goes north to Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports on Randall’s lecture there.   The Spurns that Patient Merit of th’ Unworthy Takes At the time of this writing, the two most influential politicians in the United States are a real estate developer who became […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

Gatehouse – Gannett Merger Approved

Shareholders have approved the merger of Gatehouse (New Media) and Gannett. Below are some outtakes of the Rick Edmonds article for Poynter: The combination will take place Tuesday, Nov. 19. The deal had been announced in mid-August as a $1.4 billion purchase of Gannett by New Media. But New Media shares have declined so much […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2019,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Salt Lake Tribune Goes 501(c)(3) Status Nonprofit

Nieman Lab reports: It was a “happy surprise,” Fraser Nelson said, when The Salt Lake Tribune received a letter from the IRS on Friday giving the 148-year-old news outlet nonprofit 501(c)(3) status — no questions asked. A final verdict on whether the Tribune could become the first legacy newspaper in the U.S. to go fully […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Salt Lake Tribune Goes 501(c)(3) Status Nonprofit

Syndicate History – Stereotypes and Matrices

…to refer to any 20th-century daily paper as a “local paper” hides an important truth: the proportion of newspaper content that was written, designed, and printed locally decreased in the early 20th century. Aided by a new technology called the stereotype, syndicates began to sell the same articles and illustrations to hundreds of different newspapers […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Syndicate History – Stereotypes and Matrices

Chris Says Goodbye and Jim Says Hello

Cartoonist Chris Wildt, who for decades has supplied local editorial cartoons for the Lewes, Delaware Cape Gazette and its readers, has amiably resigned from that position. This week marks the end of an era for readers of the Cape Gazette and for all of us who produce it for you. Chris Wildt, our longtime cartoonist, […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Chris Says Goodbye and Jim Says Hello

The Cap Times Discontinues Editorial Cartoons

The (Madison, Wisconsin) Cap Times has informed its readers: We’ve received a number of questions from you over the past week, so we wanted to let you know that after much thought, we have decided to discontinue the weekly puzzles and editorial cartoons that had been features in the weekly print edition [emphasis added]. It’s […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

The Post-Gazette and A New Funny Pages Model

Last week the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette began a new phase, sending a notice to their subscribers: Beginning this week, the Post-Gazette will publish electronic editions exclusively on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Print editions will be delivered to homes on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and the Weekend Edition is available in stores on Saturday. Last year […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 6 Comments