Cartoonists are embedded journalists at Occupy protests around the country

The Washington Post

“I’ve found that sitting and talking to people with a sketchbook is a far better way to gain insight than shoving a network camera in their face," cartoonist Matt Bors says in arguing that cartoonists have an advantage in covering the Occupy protests. He calls cartoonist Susie Cagle, who was arrested at an Occupy Oakland protest, an "embedded journalist" whose work will result in "the kind of insight you aren’t going to find on television.” Several cartoonists have collected their coverage of the protests in the Occupy Sketchbook. || Related: Cavna compares how two cartoonists, Cagle in Oakland and Nate Beeler in Washington, D.C., have covered the protests (The Washington Post) | An introduction to comics journalism, in the form of comics journalism (Poynter.org)

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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