Nieman Reports

Winter 2004

Editorial Cartoons: The Impact and Issues of an Evolving Craft

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Many newspapers have decided not to hire a full-time editorial cartoonist, but instead publish the readily available work of syndicated cartoonists. To explore what impact these decisions and other changing circumstances related to editorial cartoons have on journalism, Nieman Reports asked cartoonists, editorial page editors, and close observers of cartooning to write out of their experiences and share their observations about how the long-time role that cartoons have played in journalism and democracy is being affected. – Melissa Ludtke, Editor

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Journalist’s Trade: Editorial Cartoons: The Impact and Issues of an Evolving Craft

Winter 2004: Editorial Cartoons Introduction

By Journalist’s Trade Editorial Cartoons: The Impact and Issues of an Evolving Craft December 15, 2004

Many newspapers have decided not to hire a full-time editorial cartoonist, but instead publish the readily available work of syndicated cartoonists. To explore what impact these decisions and other changing circumstances related to editorial cartoons have on journalism, Nieman Reports asked cartoonists, editorial page editors, and close observers of cartooning to write out of their experiences and share their observations about how the long-time role that cartoons have played in journalism and democracy is being affected. – Melissa Ludtke, Editor Read more

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Publisher
Bob Giles
Editor
Melissa Ludtke
Assistant Editor
Lois Fiore
Editorial Assistant
Sarah Hagedorn
Design Editor
Deborah Smiley
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Cover cartoon: © Joel Pett. Reproduced by permission.

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