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Newsday hires editorial cartoonist Matt Davies

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MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Newsday has hired Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Davies.

Davies won journalism's highest award in 2004 while working at The Journal News in Westchester County.

He's also the recipient of the 2004 Herblock Prize and the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Prize.

Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1nvVbX9 ) says he'll start in September.

Davies' work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, MAD magazine, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

Davies is also the author of the children's book "Ben Rides On." The book won the Kirkus Books of 2013 Award. It also was named a Reuben Award finalist for best illustration.

Davies replaces Walt Handelsman, a Pulitzer Prize winner who left in 2013.

Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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