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Posted at 9:41 PM ET, 05/ 3/2010

Oregonian cartoonist JACK OHMAN wins Sigma Delta Chi award

By Michael Cavna

The Oregonian's political cartoonist Jack Ohman was among the winners announced today for the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi Awards, as announced by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Ohman won for a portfolio of his Sunday cartoons, which -- unlike his single-panel daily cartoons -- have multiple panels and a narrative arc, according to His Portland newspaper competes in the circulation category of 100,000-plus.

Ohman's previous honors include the Overseas Press Club Award and the National Headliners Award. Ohman, 49, has been at the Oregonian since 1983.

In other editorial cartooning categories, freelancer Terrence L. Nowicki Jr. won for non-daily publications; and Truthdig's Dwayne Booth won for his "Mr. Fish" portfolio in the 50,001-100,000 circulation division.

No cartooning award was given in the 50,000-and-Under or Regional Magazine category.

SPJ said it received more than 1,300 entries in print, radio, television and online categories. The awards will be presented at SPJ's national convention Oct. 2 in Las Vegas.

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By Michael Cavna  | May 3, 2010; 9:41 PM ET
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Dwayne Booth, Editorial Cartooning, Jack Ohman, SPJ Sigma Delta Chi SDX Awards, Terrence L. Nowicki Jr, The Oregonian Portland, Truthdig  
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Congratulation to Mr. Ohman. His “Search for dignity” was interesting, but he did not answer the premise his effort posed: ‘How does this happen? How can they help themselves? What is the answer?’ Is it ironic that a cartoon should make you find the subject humorous, a subject that is somber, yet it draws up within me a sarcastic feeling? Is this what Mr. Ohman was looking for? Let’s examine the homeless circumstances in the cartoon. The placement of ‘Dignity Village’ depressing; yet no tents, but solid wood structures and orderly not full of trash. A quote” I live like your Great Grandmother did…”. What does that mean? They lack modern conveniences? The perform community services. For what; in exchange for what? The residents are either working or going to school. What! Homeless people going to school.? They have a yard sale and an EBAY OPERATION !! I should be homeless, so I could have a computer, an E Bay operation and go to school. Sooo, how did they get this way? Yet their way does not sound so bad. Soo what is the answer Mr. Ohman?

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