Al Goodwyn is having an, uh, interesting week. The day after he won a regional journalism award for his editorial cartooning, a South Carolina paper drop the syndicated cartoonist and apologized for running a cartoon of his that many readers found offensive:
Michael Cavna picked up on the story at Comic Riffs: how the paper threw one of their editors under the bus, and the efforts the cartoonist made to open a dialog with community members who were offended by the cartoon.
Earlier this week Al Goodwyn won the Dateline Award for journalism excellence from the Washington DC Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Goodwyn draws for The Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg, VA. Congrats, Al!