Publisher apologizes for cartoonist

Here‘s something that could never happen to a web comic. The Duluth News Tribune apologized to it’s reader for publishing a syndicated strip by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson. The strip was apparently interpreted to be derogatory and Signe was never given a chance to explain to the paper’s readers how the strip was meant as a comment on American culture having a bad influence on Indian culture. This is another reason why publishing on the web can allow much more freedom in expression. I will admit that without being syndicated Signe’s strip may never have received such attention in the first place.

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