Danjoux, Ilan: "Reconsidering the Decline of the Editorial Cartoon." In: PS: Political Science and Politics 40.2 (2007), S. 245–248.
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Keywords: Caricature, Randformen des Comics, USA
Collection: PS: Political Science and Politics
Originating in the late nineteenth century, the editorial cartoon began as a mutually beneficial partnership between cartoonists and publishers. Publishers hoped to capitalize on the cartoon’s popularity to increase revenue while cartoonists received job security and access to broad audiences. Recently, the future of the editorial cartoon in the United States has been a topic of much debate. Monitoring the decline of employment opportunities, growing editorial controls, and the greater use of syndication gives the impression of a medium in decline. Matt Davies, the head of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC), recently stated that in any given interview he is “invariably asked about the demise of the editorial cartoonist” (Nieman 2004, 6).
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