John Cole is president of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists and an editorial cartoonist and writer himself for The Times-Tribune in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He’s the man that 80 or so professional counterparts will look to in the coming weeks and months for an indication of how their profession should respond to any further incidences of visual plagiarism.
Bob Andelman interviewed Cole for Poynter Online and MediaWire. He talked to Cole on December 6th about the latest outbreak of alleged intellectual theft among editorial cartoonists and asked what steps – if any – the AAEC should take to prevent any further incidences among its members.
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