Firing of Editorial Cartoonists Points to Decline of Opinion Pages in Newspapers

From an AP story by David Bauder headlined “Editorial cartoonists’ firings point to steady decline of opinion pages in newspapers”:

Even during a year of sobering economic news for media companies, the layoffs of three Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists on a single day hit like a gut punch.

The firings of the cartoonists employed by the McClatchy newspaper chain last week were a stark reminder of how an influential art form is dying, part of a general trend away from opinion content in the struggling print industry.