Humour can save the daily -The Australian

Hi all,
Cartoonists have received some good pro-active coverage in today's The Australian.
CARTOONISTS may have played a crucial role in the Australian newspaper industry - and they may have been lauded by John Hartigan, chairman and chief executive of News Limited (publisher of The Australian) at an exhibition opening several weeks ago - but the scribblers fear they are being slowly squeezed out of existence.
Nevertheless, they believe cartoons could be the key to luring younger readers back to newspapers.
Hartigan called a truce with his occasional foe ABC managing director Mark Scott last month to launch an exhibition of some of Australia's best political cartoons.
"Mark and I don't agree on everything," Hartigan said. "But I am sure he would acknowledge that while there are things broadcasters do better than newspapers, political cartooning isn't one of them.
"This great craft is not immune to new technology, but it remains an art that finds its best expression in newspapers."
To read the rest of the article by Simon Canning visit http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/humour-can-save-the-daily/story-e6frg6z6-1225816052212
This report from: Australian Cartoonists' Association

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