Syndicates: Comics-Page Changes Can Come at a Price

Moynihan, Shawn
May 2009
Editor & Publisher;May2009, Vol. 142 Issue 5, p2
Trade Publication
The article addresses the impact of newsroom budget cuts on publishing comics. It reports that major newspapers have been reducing or re-sizing their comics to adjust with the financial difficulty. Due to the responses of its readers, "The Florida Times-Union" made fewer trims of its comics section than what they expected and now saves a little over $6,800 a year in syndication fees alone. Ted Rall, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, disagrees with reducing comics because they are popular with readers.


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