Friday, November 14, 2008

Nate Beeler of the Washington Examiner Receives Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning

Good news for my buddy Nate!

Nate Beeler of the Washington Examiner Receives Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning

Washington, D.C. – Cartoonist Nate Beeler of the Washington Examiner has been awarded the 2008 Clifford K. Berryman and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning, the National Press Foundation has announced.

The Berryman judges said they were “taken with Nate Beeler's technical skill and wry sense of humor. His grasp of politics is excellent, which is particularly important when you're drawing for an audience of Washington insiders. Beeler is a new talent in one of the most popular forms of journalism.”

The Berryman award – and six other major prizes – will be presented at the National Press Foundation’s 26th Annual Awards Dinner, on February 10, 2009, at the Hilton Washington Hotel. Announcement of other winners will be made shortly. The awards include the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year, the Sol Taishoff Broadcaster of the Year, the W.M. Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions to Journalism, the Dirksen Awards for Print and Broadcast Coverage of Congress and the NPF Award for Online Journalism.

Beeler will comment on a dozen or more of his cartoons, which take clear delight in skewering the powerful and bursting the bubbles of the self-absorbed. Beeler follows in a distinguished line of Berryman winners, including Jim Morin of The Miami Herald, Chan Lowe of the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, and Jimmy Margulies of The Record in New Jersey.

The Berryman judges this year were NPF board members Sandra K. Johnson, an independent journalist and former Washington bureau chief for the Associated Press; Deborah Howell, the ombudsman of The Washington Post; and Peter Copeland, Washington bureau chief for Scripps Howard News Service. Also serving as a judge was Ann Telnaes, a syndicated cartoonist with Women’s eNews and the 2003 Berryman winner.

Beeler is a 2002 graduate of American University, in Washington. His drawings can be found on the Examiner’s website,

A selection of cartoons from other Berryman winners can be found on the NPF website,

For information about the NPF Annual Awards Dinner contact Kerry Buker,, or call 202-663-7282.

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