August 23rd, 2012
According to the Edmonton Journal, “editorial cartoons by the Journal’s Malcolm Mayes attract more page views than any other piece of content on the website.” So why don’t publishers put their cartoonists’ work front and centre online? Although editors vary in temperament, editorial cartooning seems to be endured rather than encouraged by management. Perhaps one problem is that the political sentiments of the average Canadian caricaturist lie somewhere between Stéphane Dion and Jane Fonda, while the editorial position of many Canadian newspapers ranges somewhere between Barbara Amiel and Genghis Khan.
Editors, take note. And contact us if you’re interested in syndicating Symbolia’s content. Drawing the line, via Common Ground (via drawnblog)
Reblogged from interesting times.
July 5th, 2012


Visual Storytelling on Steroids

This is one slide from an incredible example of how graphic journalists are mashing up audio, photography and illustration to tell complex and in-depth stories.

This piece from Luke Radl focuses on the NATO protests in Chicago last month. Matt Bors of Cartoon Movement notes in an email that this may be the first cartoon in which all the text is in HTML, therefore search engine friendly.

Click through the entire piece, listen to the audio and check out the photos here: 

P.S. For more great graphics journalism see Susie Cagle’s Tumblr.

This is amazing. 

Reblogged from Talking To Strangers
June 15th, 2012





FJP: Brilliant.

The best.

This went around the internet earlier this week, but it’s so great, we just had to show it some Friday love.

Reblogged from Newsweek
June 12th, 2012

Field reporting kit for illustrated journalism and civil unrest

We love it when people give us a peek in their gear bags.  Go to the original post on Susie’s blog so you can see the full image with handy tags where she describes the items in her reporting kit and links to where you can find them.


Reblogged from interesting times.
May 23rd, 2012

How They Did It: Symbolia - Online News Association

Erin Polgreen discusses her new tablet magazine on illustrated journalism. Learn how they built it, why they chose the tablet format, and how they plan to make it sustainable. 

Also, they’re looking for pitches from radio producers, comics creators, journalists, and graphic designers. The theme of the new issue is “How We Survive.” 

April 5th, 2012
Reblogged from Symbolia
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