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Political cartoons versus memes

Matt Wuerker, staff cartoonist of Politico, talks to adam.the.creator, who makes memes for a living. Are memes the future of political cartooning?

In 2019, Jennifer Grigiel argued in this article, yes, memes are the new, more democratic way, to make visual political satire, so cartoonists are becoming obsolete.

But are there any unique qualities to the format of the editorial cartoon, largely unchanged since it was invented, that set it apart from memes, and thus give it a future? This video certainly isn't the end of the discussion, but a nice addition to it.


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