Friday, September 26, 2008

Wichita Eagle lays off cartoonist

Wichita Business Journal:
Wichita Eagle cartoonist Richard Crowson is working his last day at the newspaper.

Crowson said Friday he was laid off as part of a staff-reduction effort that the daily newspaper has undertaken in recent months.

“They’re just wanting to tighten down a little bit on the budget and adjust to the new economic realities,” he says.

Crowson has been at the Eagle since 1985, working first as a newsroom artist crafting illustrations, maps and graphics. In 1987, the paper created the cartoonist job, where Crowson has been ever since.

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