(I know I said the last post would be the final one on the new Guardian – it seems I lied, but this is important stuff)
One of the things that provoked the loudest complaints about the Berliner Guardian (maybe I should just start calling it theguardian) was the removal of Doonesbury. There were some angry discussions about this over on the Editors blog (currently 179 comments on that post) and it seems that some of the Guardian staff were surprised by how many people were so strongly attached to a rather parochially American cartoon strip.
But these complaints haven’t gone unheeded. A new post on the Editors blog announces that Doonesbury will return to G2 on Monday and that there will be a catch-up omnibus published on Friday.
See, this demonstrates the power of the Guardian’s blogs. No other paper in the UK (maybe the world) has such close communication with its readers. Well done to the Guardian for listening to the readers, admitting its error and fixing things so quickly.