The National Press Foundation has awarded Jen Sorensen the 2023 Berryman Award for editorial cartooning.
The Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons is open to U.S.-based editorial cartoonists for work that exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing and striking effect. The cartoons should represent the highest standards of journalism.
Sorensen’s weekly cartoon appears in alternative newspapers across the country… Her four-panel approach has criticized how society worships wealthy people with “big” ideas, satirized the doubling of “frontover” deaths as vehicle height increases, and explored the evolution of Twitter, from the early years of random thoughts to a take on what “X” has become.
The judging panel noted the high quality of candidates from across the country. They were impressed with Sorensen’s “unique” skill in taking on a “galaxy of issues.”
“[Her] cartoons aren’t just reacting to one thing that happened in the news, she looks at bigger trends.”
Sorensen will accept the award, which comes with a $2,500 prize, at NPF’s annual awards dinner on February 15, 2024.