Security and Cartooning After Charlie Hebdo

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Left: Cropped photograph by Markus Schreiber of a female protester outside the French embassy in Berlin where 7000 people stood in solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Right: Cropped political cartoon by the Star Tribune political cartoonist, Steve Sack.


Star Tribune writer and columnist Josh Rash recently wrote an article regarding the attendance of the newspaper's Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist, Steve Sack, of a keynote panel at the College Media Association convention in New York with three fellow cartoonists. Over 600 students and faculty members were in attendance including, surprisingly, an unconfirmed number of NYPD officers and eight security guards at the cost of 4000 Dollars. After the notorious Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris a few months back where 12 cartoonists and staff members of a satirical cartooning newspaper where shot and murdered, it seems to be clear that the attacks have had a significant impact on journalism, art and the profession of cartooning, according to Rash. Rash spoke to one of the panelists, cartoonist Daryl Cagle, whom he quoted in the article:


There is renewed interest and concern about this constraint on our freedom of the press in light of the attacks. It’s grim, because the terrorists win. And they make dealing with cartoonists expensive, a hassle and a concern, and it’s had a real impact on our business.


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