Free cartoons offered for ‘Net Needs News Day’
September 15, 2011
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is offering free cartoons by Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist for the first "Net Needs News Day" May 29.
Editorial cartoonists from San Diego to Miami will publish on how the Web relies on original newspaper reporting. Weeklies may publish the cartoons through June 18.)
The AAEC has its invited members to simultaneously publish a cartoon about how the Web is mostly useless without original reporting generated by newspapers. Participating cartoonists include Steve Breen, Chan Lowe and Jim Morin. Also, Society of Professional Journalists President Hagit Limor will blog on this topic atwww.spj.org.
The AAEC said this is to increase the public's awareness and appreciation of journalism and its vital role to information on the worldwide Web.
The Society of Professional Journalists recently favored a motion graphics video on the same topic for its new channel for journalists. ("The Fat Lady Has Not Sung: Why the Internet Needs the News" is also airing at Stanford University graduate classes): http://www.youtube.com/user/spjournalists#p/a/f/0/PRdUTWn-Zvo
For more information and to get on the list to receive the cartoons, contact Sharon Geltner firstname.lastname@example.org.