Mike Keefe's buyout another sign of the future of editorial cartooning

The Washington Post

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Mike Keefe, who just took a buyout at The Denver Post, tells Michael Cavna, "It looks like nothing but a down escalator for the classic full-time newspaper cartoonist. ... The digital realm is wide open and offers plenty of opportunities. Unfortunately, most don’t come with a pay check." Cavna lists all the former staff cartoonists at Colorado papers and asks, "As Colorado goes for cartoonists, does so go the nation?" || Earlier: Despite winning the Pulitzer this year, Keefe says, "nobody came clamoring around my drawing board trying to dissuade me" from taking the buyout. (Cagle.com) || Related: The 19 journalists taking buyouts at the Post, including theater critic John Moore and transportation reporter Jeff Leib (Westword, The Denver Post) | A breakdown of the perfect New Yorker cartoon (The New Yorker)

  • 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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