Doonesbury's website moves to Washington Post from Slate

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Doonesbury's website has moved to The Washington Post, the Post announced Monday. It was previously at Slate, an agreement that Slate spokesperson Jocelyn Nubel said was mutual. "Doonesbury needed a new home, and the team felt that The Washington Post was a great place because of our built-in comics audience," Washington Post spokesperson Kris Coratti told Poynter in an email. There was not a bidding war for the site, Coratti said.

"Slate and have decided to go in different directions after many rewarding years together. We thank them for the great partnership and wish them the best," Universal Uclick President John Glynn said in a statement to Poynter.

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vt., in 2007. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

In addition to the strips, the Post-hosted Doonesbury site will include a forum, videos, polls and a feature called Flashbacks that "allows you to read the strip in eight different timeframes daily– 5,10,15,20,25,30,35 and 40 years ago," the Post's release says.

Related: Washington Post explains why it ran a spiked Doonesbury strip 41 years later (The Washington Post) Previously: Trudeau: Strips about Alex Doonesbury becoming lead character are ‘a bit of a head fake’

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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