Editors and publishers have long recognized cartooning as a form of journalistic commentary on current events, deserving the same status and autonomy as opinion columns. Such arrangements can still be found in today’s news organizations but are a rarity. What this chapter tries to understand is the precarity of cartooning within journalism. Newspaper cartoonists’ sustained tracking of current affairs, their adoption of journalism’s professional ethic of public service, and their complementary relationship with op-eds and news stories add up to a distinctive contribution that is not easily replaced. Drawing on interviews with more than 60 professionals across six continents, this chapter analyses multiple threats to the profession of editorial cartooning.
|Title of host publication||Newswork and Precarity|
|Editors||Kalyani Chadha, Linda Steiner|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||9780367523022, 9780367523039|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Dec 2021|