Mike Keefe’s buyout

6 Dec

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Mike Keefe just took a buyout at The Denver Post. He commented “It looks like nothing but a down escalator for the classic full-time newspaper cartoonist.” Keefe also added “The digital realm is wide open and offers plenty of opportunities. Unfortunately, most don’t come with a pay check.” Many have viewed the event as a sign that shows the dismal future of the editorial cartoon landscape.

My favorite portion of the newspaper has long been the cartoon. Not only was it cynical, but the issues it talked about were pointed out in a humorous and witty manner. The brilliance of editorial cartoons have lost its place with the downfall of the newspaper. In its place came user generated cartoons that are at times funny enough to substitute traditional editorial cartoons. However, the high quality of criticism and insight offered before is sadly at an extinction point.




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