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Nick Anderson Joins Reform Austin as Managing Ed

Editorial Cartoonist Nick Anderson has joined the Reform Austin newsroom, where he will employ the artistic skill and political insights that earned a Pulitzer Prize to drive coverage of Texas government. As managing editor, Anderson is responsible for guiding Reform Austin’s efforts to give readers the unfiltered facts they need to hold Texas leaders accountable. […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Mordor Financial Bought The Centerville Sentinel

Tom Batiuk seems to be taking on the vultures capitalists feeding off newspapers. The Crankshaft arc started last Monday (above) with hints and it seems out front with today’s strip: © Mediagraphics Inc. Tom is known for being a year or two ahead of deadline, which would put this ahead of this year’s purchase of […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Mordor Financial Bought The Centerville Sentinel

“Public Spirit” by Charles Schulz (1962) is Trending

Well it’s trending on the spots I check in on. In early 1962 Charles Schulz and United Feature Syndicate distributed to newspapers a Sunday format pseudo-Peanuts comic strip promoting the preeminent news source of the time. The promo ran in late January or early February on weekdays in black and white or on Sundays in […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on “Public Spirit” by Charles Schulz (1962) is Trending

Newspaper News

A few sites noted Gannett papers not printing on Labor Day. WNBF (Binghamton, NY) noted their local and other Gannett papers passed on the holiday edition: Many Press & Sun-Bulletin print edition subscribers were surprised when they didn’t receive a newspaper Monday morning. For the first time in decades, the Binghamton paper did not print […]

Posted on: Sep 9, 2021,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Wisc. Gannett: Puzzlers Essential, Strippers Not

Notice from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: This Labor Day weekend only, we are combining our Sunday and Monday print editions into a singular newspaper that will be delivered on Sunday, Sept. 5. The newspaper delivered Sunday will cover both Sept. 5 and 6. No separate edition will be delivered Monday, Sept. 6.  Anticipating questions the newspaper gets […]

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

Friday Free-For-All

Bill Ruehlmann‘s column about Cathy Guisewite‘s last book is the only excuse needed to let all know that Cathy Guisewite’s next book is on the schedule. Previews at GoComics. © Cathy Guisewite   © Oconee Enterprise/Chuck Cunningham The Georgia Press Association honored the winners of the 2021 Better Newspaper Contest on Friday, July 30 at […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Blogs, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Friday Free-For-All

By This Axe I Rule

“Beginning: A pulse-pounding new chapter in the startling saga of the publisher called Tribune.”   From Patch: BOWIE, MD — The Bowie Blade-News’ publication has come to an end after 41 years of business. The call to cut the newspaper was made just two months after Tribune Publishing, the parent company of The Baltimore Sun […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on By This Axe I Rule

Kid Scoop – Attracting Readers and Advertisers

Kid Scoop has proved itself a circulation builder and prime newspaper real estate for advertisers. He’s been a publisher, an advertising director and a columnist at daily and weekly newspapers — and now works for a publishing company owned by his son. Throughout his long career in journalism, John Speck has always included Kid Scoop […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2021,  Section: Illustration, Newspaper industry, Comments: 3 Comments

Why Not a Few Friday Whatnots?

This Is Fine/Dumpster Fire Mashup Toy Sometimes, it feels like the world is both a dumpster fire and a living embodiment of the “This is Fine” comic strip … So on days when you just cannot anymore, it’s reassuring to know you’re not the only one feeling that way. And that’s when you need this […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2021,  Section: Books, Legal, Newspaper industry, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on Why Not a Few Friday Whatnots?

Buffalo News Stops Running Adam Zyglis Cartoons (for now)

From WBFO (npr): You might have noticed something missing from your copy of The Buffalo News Friday: the names of the reporters and photographers who make the paper possible. The Buffalo Newspaper Guild is going on an indefinite byline strike, withholding their names from their stories and photos, in protest of changes proposed by the […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Buffalo News Stops Running Adam Zyglis Cartoons (for now)

Honolulu Advertiser’s 85th Anniversary (1941)

For reasons remaining unknown The Honolulu Advertiser decided to go all out for their 85th anniversary on July 2, 1941. For rationale just as mysterious we’re acknowledging that 80 years later. The Advertiser invited the cartoonists whose features ran in the newspaper to help celebrate. George (Grin and Bear It) Lichty, John (Strange As It […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Honolulu Advertiser’s 85th Anniversary (1941)

Stock Up for The Fourth, Bring Your Own Bagley

Journalism and beer. Beer and journalism. Philosophically, the two pair just about as good as anything. To that end, Fisher is excited to announce that ‘Transparency’ American pale ale, a beer brewed in collaboration with the @sltrib, is on tap and for sale in cans. Legendary Tribune cartoonist, @bagleycartoons, designed the label. Pat Bagley tweeted.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Graphic Journalism, Licensing, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Stock Up for The Fourth, Bring Your Own Bagley

Mary Schmich Takes Alden Buyout, Leaves ChiTrib

That didn’t take long.Less than a month after the Alden acquisition the Chicago Tribune exodus began. Mary Schmich is the latest to accept a buyout offer. With the wisdom, humility and grace that shined through every column she wrote, Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Schmich bowed out Saturday after 36 years with the Chicago Tribune. In […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 2 Comments

Still More Weekend Whatnots

    These days Red Ryder is less known for the comic strip than for the BB Gun. Even the upcoming Rodeo, now in its 71st year, is more famous than the comic. © Red Ryder Enterprises, Inc   Comic strip (and comic book) writer Stan Lee was honored with a NYC street.   © […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Licensing, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Still More Weekend Whatnots

Newspaper Quits Syndicated Political Cartoons

The Alpena News has taken a stand against divisive opinions. The people of America, Michigan, and Northeast Michigan represent a diverse collection of viewpoints and ideologies. We here at The News have strived to reflect that spectrum on our Commentary pages through use of local and syndicated columnists, local and syndicated editorial cartoonists, letters to […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment