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July 26, 2017

Editorial Cartoonist John Darkow's Staff Position Eliminated Amid His Newspaper's Cutbacks

Story at AAEC here; the newspaper is the Daily Tribune in Columbia. Darkow isn't as high-profile a fire as the recent Nick Anderson move that left the entire state of Texas without a staff position, but every such staffed job is significant. In a way, Missouri is the cradle of modern American journalism (schools, range of important newspapers, early partnerships across media), so what papers do there always ends up being a bit more important than same-level moves in similar states.

Darkow was let go at the beginning of the summer, and plans on continuing to draw. I can't tell if his latest two Cagle-syndicated cartoons represent post-staff work or not.
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