Friday, April 16, 2010

Pulitzer Prize Winner Mark Fiore on Your iPhone? Not Any Time Soon!

Via the Nieman Journalism Lab, article by Laura McGann:

This week cartoonist Mark Fiore made Internet and journalism history as the first online-only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize. Fiore took home the editorial cartooning prize for animations he created for SFGate, the website for the San Francisco Chronicle.

... In December, Apple rejected his iPhone app, NewsToons, because, as Apple put it, his satire “ridicules public figures,” a violation of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement, which bars any apps whose content in “Apple’s reasonable judgement may be found objectionable, for example, materials that may be considered obscene, pornographic, or defamatory.”

The link includes Apple's email rejecting Mr. Fiore's work.

H/t to Drawn!

1 comment:

Mark Anderson said...

Everybody knows I loves me some Apple, but that's just wrong.