John Backderf wins Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award

This year’s 38th annual Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award for editorial cartooning went to John Backderf an alternative newspaper cartoonist who draws the comic “The City.”

From the press release:

Derf aggressively attacks the institutions, ideologies and attitudes that create an environment for the continuing oppression and exploitation of the powerless.  His outrage is directed not just at the cynicism and hypocrisy of the powerful but at the complicity of all of us who remain docile and passive subjects