Matt Davies laid off from Journal News

Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Davies has been laid off from The Journal News along with others according to his Facebook account. Not much has been made public about the layoff. I’ve called the paper and they’ve confirmed that Matt is no longer at the paper suggesting that the layoff was immediate. I’ll report details as they become available.

Matt barely survived an early lay-off last year when after receiving his pink slip his editor convinced Gannett to revive the position.

Matt won the Pulitzer Prize and the Herblock award in 2004.

9 thoughts on “Matt Davies laid off from Journal News

  1. Matt, You’re a great cartoonist and you will land on your feet. This is a lousy time for journalism but the secret is keep doing your fabulous work. Content will always be needed , greatness always rises to the top and journalism will find its way, we just have to stay alive until it happens. Best to you my friend .

  2. John Boehner says he’s going to create jobs. So I look
    forward too him naming Matt “House Cartoonist”

  3. Matt, Sorry to hear this infuriating news! But, you are one of the best in the business, and new opportunities are sure to sprout soon. Hang in there, pal.

  4. The paper is trying to stay alive, so of course it makes perfect
    marketing sense to lay-off the Pulitzer winner on staff. If Gannett
    owned the Giants you get the feeling they’d lay-off Manning.
    Pedro hit the nail on the head

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