Editorial cartoonist Steve Benson has joined the crew at Arizona Mirror.
In late January the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, along with a number of other journalists, was dismissed from The Arizona Republic. He continued practicing his craft as a nationally syndicated cartoonist, but now he has the opportunity to once again turn his pen to local Arizona politics.
The Arizona Mirror is an independent, nonprofit, online news organization covering Arizona government, policy, and politics. The organization launched in September 2018. Now “the Arizona Mirror becomes the new home for Benson and his artistic wit and commentary on the state of affairs in Arizona.”
In welcoming Steve to The Mirror, Jim Small said,
I couldn’t be more excited for this new phase in my fledgling outfit’s growth. In the short six months since we launched a nonprofit news organization, our small team has done some fantastic journalism…
Adding Benson to the mix gives the Mirror an entirely new arena for journalism and commentary. And it’s not every day you get to add a Pulitzer Prize winner to your team. Arizona needs his voice, and we are ecstatic to be able to bring it to readers across our great state.
Steve will supply cartoons to the Arizona Mirror twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays.
I echo Small’s sentiments:
Count me among those who can’t wait to see what he draws next.