David Dodd 2:33 a.m., May 19
Cartoonist Steve Kelley Laid Off in New Orleans
Political cartoonist Steve Kelley, who had been fired by the Union-Tribune more than a decade ago, will be laid off by the New Orleans Times-Picayune, according to story in Poynter.org. After a nasty fight with the U-T that went to court, Kelley joined the Times-Picayune in 2002. He will lose his job October 1 when the paper goes to a three-day-a-week print schedule. Kelley told Poynter, "I would have encouraged the paper to transition away from print editions more gradually." Kelley is co-creator behind the cartoon strip "Dustin," which is syndicated to more than 320 papers.