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Horsey highlights from the November NewsNext meetup

If you missed the NewsNext Seattle meetup Nov. 16, you missed good food, great company, and our featured speaker, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist David Horsey, reminiscing the way only Horsey knows how:

“It’s sort of the way dinosaurs transitioned after the meteor hit”

– Horsey on political cartooning from print to online

“I was embarrassed to meet the president. I’d won this Pulitzer largely from cartoons of Monica Lewinsky”

– Horsey on meeting President Bill Clinton

“We can just get it out. Reporters have to keep inside.”

– Horsey on why cartoonists are “nicer” than reporters.

“You used to not know what people were reading. Now you know what they’re reading, and it’s mostly porn.”

– Horsey on why ignorance was bliss

NewsNext is a meetup series put on by a collaboration of the Western Washington chapter of SPJ and Seattle members of the Online News Association. Stay tuned for our next event in January! To learn more, head over to the NewsNext meetup page and join the community.

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