Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cartoon of the Day: 'Goodbye' or 'ila-laqaa,' either way, it's hard to say

The Press & Guide - July 16
Ten years is a long time and I was fortunate to have spent part of the past 10 years writing and drawing editorial cartoons for The Dearborn Press & Guide - or, more accurately, for our readers in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights. I had a great time, I met many, many wonderful people and I grew to feel like I was a part of the community. (... thanks, primarily, to all those wonderful people!) The newspaper business is very different now than it was nearly 40 years ago, when I first started working in a newsroom.

Publishers and editors today are faced with the realities of shrinking space and tightening budgets, which force them to make tough decisions. Coverage of community news is the primary responsibility of any local paper - it is, after all, the reason that readers pick them up off their porch or pull them out of a coin box. So, readers in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, rest assured - you'll still learn the latest about city council and the school board, and you'll get news about the business community and the scoop on all the high school sports. There just won't be a few pen strokes on the opinion page giving that news a little twist.

And, honestly, I'll probably miss that more than you will.
That's the Point!