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March 4, 2014

Missed It: Adam Zyglis Won This Year's Berryman; To Receive It At National Press Foundation Event

I totally missed that the very young Buffalo News editorial cartoonist Adam Zyglis will be accepting this year's Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning from the National Press Foundation at their event tomorrow night. Leave it to the hometown paper to remind me. After looking into why I missed it, it looks like it was announced the week of Christmas 2013, which is always when you should announce things, at least, it seems, is when people in comics and, one supposes, journalism, think you announce things.

This is a good story, though. The News gave Zyglis that job in 2004 when he was terrifyingly young, after the departure of Tom Toles for the seat at the Washington Post. It would have been easier for them to close up that office altogether or to give it one of the many same-aged stalwarts around the country that might have been happy to work from the same position from which Toles did for years and years. So I'm very happy for him and them.

Past winners include Jim Morin, Steve Sack and Nate Beeler. It comes with a $2500 cash award, which I'm sure Zyglis can put to good use having just come off of paternity leave.
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