Mike Luckovich, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has won the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Awards for Editorial Cartooning.
Luckovich will receive $10,000 and a trophy for "his ability to incite multiple emotions with the reading of a single cartoon."
You can view some of Luckovich's cartoons here.
Other finalists for the prize included Don Asmussen of the San Francisco Chronicle and Alexander Hunter of The Washington Times.
Grant Snider of The University News at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (left) received the Charles M. Schulz award for Best College Cartoonist for "comic strips that reflect the influence of graphic novels."
Finalists for the Charles M. Schulz award included Joseph Devens of The Daily Texan at The University of Texas at Austin and Christopher Sharron of Daily Kent Stater at Kent State University in Ohio.
The awards, open to all U.S. news organizations and college journalism educators, recognize excellence in 17 categories, including editorial and human interest writing; environmental, investigative, business/economics, public service and Washington reporting; commentary; photojournalism; radio and television reporting; college and editorial cartooning; Web reporting and journalism education. The awards also honor distinguished service to the First Amendment.
Cash awards totaling $195,000 will be presented April 24 during a dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. It will be hosted by the Foundation and its corporate founder, The E. W. Scripps Company.
“At a time when the journalism profession is undergoing tremendous change, it’s reassuring to see so much outstanding work by its practitioners,” said Mike Philipps, Foundation president and chief executive officer. “The exemplary work honored by these awards speaks not only of the recipients’ talent, skill and intellect, but of their dedication to serving our country and communities with journalism -- and journalism education -- that changes lives.”