The same day the world was horrified and then rallied to stand by cartoonists and their right to free speech, the Sun-Sentinel laid off Chan Lowe, their staff editorial cartoonist of 30 years, according to Buddy Nevins a blogger that covers journalism in Southern Florida.
Lowe was just one of several employees dumped this week. Eight editing and writing positions were eliminated, numerous sources said.
I?m confident other outlets will continue to print Lowe?s art and that he will do fine without the Sun-Sentinel.
I?m not so confident the Sun-Sentinel will do fine without him.
Lowe?s parting is another reason why the Sun-Sentinel is in a long slide towards irrelevance and eventual oblivion.
Chan has been with the Sun-Sentinel since 1984. Prior to that he was the staff cartoonist for the Shawnee News-Star and Oklahoma City Times.