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Pittsburgh Current Announces It Will Be Running Rob Rogers Political Cartoons Starting Monday.

By June 21, 2018 June 30th, 2018 4 Comments

(Image from Rob Rogers official Twitter account.)

June 21, 2018, Pittsburgh, PAPittsburgh Current is pleased to announce that it will be the first Pittsburgh publication to carry former Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers. An agreement was reached with this morning with Andrews McMeel Universal, Rogers syndication group, for the Pittsburgh Current to begin sharing Rogers’ cartoons online Monday, and for inclusion in all future print issues.

Pittsburgh Current Editor Charle Deitch says: “Rob Rogers is one of the most important voices in the Pittsburgh media landscape. I couldn’t imagine a Pittsburgh publication not carrying his cartoons. It’s a natural fit for us and for our readers and we could not be prouder to carry Rob’s excellent work and keep his voice right where it belongs in Pittsburgh.”

Deitch, long-time editor of the Pittsburgh City Paper, was fired after refusing to back down from covering a local politician.  Deitch adds, “I think it’s very meaningful to have two casualties of conservative ownership working together on Pittsburgh’s first truly influence-free publication.”

The Pittsburgh Current Kickstarter is almost fully funded, and a date has been set for the first issue. Pittsburgh Current will hit the streets July 11th.

For more information, please contact:
Bethany Ruhe, Associate Publisher
Phone: 412.443.7969
Email: bethany@pittsburghcurrent.com
Twitter: @bethanyruhe

 

4 Comments

  • Michael says:

    Awesome!! Another great addition – looking forward to seeing the first issue on the newsstands.

  • Mal Turzak says:

    Looking forward to the addition of Rob Rogers art in the form of thought provoking cartoons.

  • Ward Kelsey says:

    I am delighted and relieved that we again have a daily news source with an editorial viewpoint that reflects our community’s values. I wish you all wel!, and am looking forward to a daily shot of reality from you folks. Keep it coming!

  • Tom says:

    Finally, a cartoonist who is not afraid to depict the way things really are.

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