Thursday, May 6, 2021

Nominees of the 2021 Doug Wright Awards

 From Doug Wright Awards.

17th Annual Doug Wright Awards poster by Robb Mirsky.

The Doug Wright Awards are pleased to announce this year’s nominees, selected from works published by Canadian creators in the 2020 calendar year:

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The New York Times is Retiring the term "Op-Ed"

 From The Daily Heller.

A surprising announcement published in The New York Times on April 27 was the crowning blow in a life saga that I call “the end of the world as I've known it.” 

At the bottom of the editorial page of theTimes appeared a boxed story titled “Why The New York Times is Retiring the term Op-Ed,” from which I quote the pertinent excerpt below. 

… It’s time to change the name. The reason is simple: In the digital world, in which millions of Times readers absorb the paper’s journalism online, there is no geographical “Op-Ed,” just as there is no geographical “Ed” for Op-Ed to be opposite to. It is a relic of an older age and an older print newspaper design. 
So now, at age 50, the designation will be retired. Editorials will still be called editorials, but the articles written by outside writers will be known as “Guest Essays,” a title that will appear prominently above the headline.

(Founded in 1970, “Op-Ed” originally referred to the page opposite the newspaper's editorial; it's not, as is often believed, a solely dedicated space for opposing editorial viewpoints, though it does feature them along with the paper's weekly and biweekly columnists.)


Monday, May 3, 2021

21th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition (Results)


First PrizeJean-Loïc Bélom, France

The jury, composed of the members of World Press Freedom Canada, met on April 13 to select the winners of the 21th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition.

The theme, this year, was "Censorship, shaming and disinformation on social media" and we received 406 entries from 59 countries.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Cartooning for Peace Celebrates World Press Freedom Day

 From Cartooning for Peace.

Joep Bertrams, Netherlands

Like every year, Cartooning for Peace cartoonists are mobilizing all over the world in favor of press freedom, a fight that is all the more essential in times of pandemic: Reporters Without Borders has just published its world press freedom ranking and reminds us that journalism, “the main vaccine against the virus of disinformation”, is “totally or partially blocked in 73% of the countries evaluated by RSF”.

This is why Cartooning for Peace is continuing its commitment alongside UNESCO and RSF in particular, within the framework of World Press Freedom Day, under the theme of “Information as a public good”. 

Find all the information here

Friday, April 16, 2021

2021 World Press Photo Contest

 From World Press Photo.

The jury of the 2021 Photo Contest selected Mads Nissen’s photograph The First Embrace as the World Press Photo of the Year, and Habibi by Antonio Faccilongo as the World Press Photo Story of the Year

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Cartoon Museum remembers patron Prince Philip

 From Down the Tubes.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has been an enthusiastic Patron of The Cartoon Museum in London for over 20 years and his death has been greeted with sorrow.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Humorist Anne Beatts Dies at 74

From The Comic's Comic.

Another of the original writers for Saturday Night Live has died. 

Anne Beatts, who was the first woman hired to help edit The National Lampoon, and after SNL went on to create the cult sitcom Square Pegs, died Wednesday. Beatts was 74.