According to Poynter David Simpson has resigned from his contract position at the Urban Tulsa. According to the paper’s creative director, the second plagiarized cartoon went to press before the issue of originality came to light.
In a separate post on Poynter, the paper’s publisher plans to respond to the accusations of plagiarism in the next issue and the response will also be posted online tomorrow.
UPDATE: There is a question of whether Simpson resigned or was fired. Poynter, whom I cited above, says that he resigned. I have a close, reliable source that informs me that he was fired.