Former Commercial Appeal editorial cartoonist Bill Day was named the winner of the 2010 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for editorial cartooning. The award honors reporting on issues of “human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world.”
Regarding his entry, the judges wrote, “Cartoonist Bill Day sheds light on the continuing problem of infant mortality in America, especially among minority populations. His unusual special project creates clear and easily-readable cartoons, raising public awareness, partly through a grassroots movement that led to legislation and policy improvements.”
Bill’s work is still syndicated through United Feature Syndicate.