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Plain Dealer Change – Readers Are the Editors

  The Cleveland Plain Dealer recently changed their format from six columns to four columns. But now they don’t know what to do with it and are asking readers to design and edit the paper. Our recent redesign made some of those questions more urgent and more obvious, and I’m writing to consult with our […]

Posted on: May 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Salt Lake Tribune to Try New Business Model

  Nonprofit status has become a common business model for many news organizations just starting out. That magic “501(c)(3)” on an About page doesn’t solve all a publisher’s problems by any means — but it opens up new avenues of funding, communicates intent to audiences, and orients the organization toward a common cause. Now that […]

Posted on: May 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

NOT Supporting Your Local Cartoonist

  The news of The (Racine) Journal Times and the Kenosha News realigning their funny pages to present the same comics in both papers brings forth a disturbing trend in the new age of newspaper consolidation. In February 2019 Lee Enterprises, the fourth largest newspaper group in the U. S., took ownership of the Kenosha […]

Posted on: May 6, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 4 Comments

World Press Freedom Day 2019

The 26th celebration of World Press Freedom Day     Molina for Cartooning for Peace Foundation in Geneva     Cartoons for Freedom of Expression     Freedom of Press cartoons     #FreeMusaKart on World Press Freedom Day More #FreeMusaKart at Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Cartoonists Rights Network International      

Posted on: May 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, International, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

NY Times and Critics Double Down on Cartoons

  With critics of the New York Times continuing to call for action against the Times and the editors responsible for publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon, the New York Times International again published a cartoon critical of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hours after the Times apologized for the first cartoon.     Some are saying […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

70th National Newspaper Award Finalists

  The National Newspaper Awards is the trade name of the Canadian Daily Newspaper Awards Programme Administration Corporation, a not-for-profit body which governs the awards program.   Finalists for Editorial Cartooning: • Michael de Adder, Halifax Chronicle-Herald/Brunswick News/Toronto Star.       • Brian Gable, Globe and Mail. • Garnotte (Michel Garneau), Le Devoir.   […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Caricature, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on 70th National Newspaper Award Finalists

Spinning the Cartoon Wheel Again

Whhhiirrrrr…clik…clik…clik…clak   Awards The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the nominees for the seventh annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The winner in each of our categories will be announced April 12. Each winner will receive $1,000 and eternal glory. On the shortlist of nominees for Best Web Comic […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2019,  Section: Animation, Auctions, Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Legal, Newspaper industry, Off topic, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Spinning the Cartoon Wheel Again

Gannett Rejects Digital First’s First Takeover Bid

Gannett rejected a takeover offer from Media News Group/Digital First this morning, and it did not do so politely. A letter from the Board of Directors expressed doubt that Digital First could come up with money to finance the offer. And Gannett added an unusual slam of the potential buyer. Based on Digital First’s cut-and-slash […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Gannett Rejects Digital First’s First Takeover Bid

Newspaper News

  above: Sunday November 4, 2018 Pearls Before Swine   Creative Loafing Charlotte Ceases Print, Staff Let Go Alt-weekly newspaper Creative Loafing Charlotte in North Carolina has ceased print production with its October 31st 2018 edition. Creative Loafing, received an email Tuesday night from the paper’s publisher, Charles Womack III. Wednesdays are production days for […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Newspaper News

Gizmodo Analyzes 1913 Comic that Predicted Newspapers in the Future

From the story: The August 20, 1913, edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (subscription required) reprinted a cartoon from the London Chronicle about the newspaper of the future. And it serves as a fascinating snapshot of an era when automobiles were still relatively new, powered flight was just a decade old, and broadcast radio was still for early adopters. […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Gizmodo Analyzes 1913 Comic that Predicted Newspapers in the Future

Tronc to Change Name Back to Tribune Publishing

Multiple sources reporting. New York Post The Verge The Guardian

Posted on: Jun 18, 2018,  Section: Newspaper industry, Tribune Media Services, Comments: Comments Off on Tronc to Change Name Back to Tribune Publishing

US newspaper ad revenue in free fall

From Slate: Here?s a quick reminder that, despite the upbeat story lines we?ve heard about the greater media business during the past year or so, most newspapers are still very much in free fall. At the American Enterprise Institute?s Carpe Diem blog, Mark J. Perry finds that print ad revenues are now the lowest they’ve […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 5 Comments

30% of paid journalists lost their jobs between 2006-2012

From Allgov: The carnage of layoffs resulting from the Internet age has been quite gruesome for journalism employment, with the U.S. having lost 30% of its paid media workers. According to the Pew Research Journalism Project, print publications facing dwindling subscription rates laid off 17,000 reporters and editors from 2006 to 2012. The reduction saw […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

More Silicon Valley money getting into journalism

Here’s an interesting piece from the New York Times that the list the number of Silicon Valley/Tech company leaders are backing newspapers or other forms of journalism is growing. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post; Pierre M. Omidyar, who founded eBay, is investing $250 million into a journalism venture with The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald. […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Jeff Bezos: people pay for a package, not a story

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced last month that he was buying the Washington Post for $250 million. He’s been making the rounds at the paper talking to staff about his plans and vision. But this caught my eye: The Bezos plan for the news organization he has agreed to buy for $250 million centers on […]

Posted on: Sep 6, 2013,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 4 Comments