Thursday, May 26, 2011

Former Maclean's EIC Bob Lewis named chair of Canadian Journalism Foundation

Bob Lewis, the former editor-in-chief of Maclean's magazine, has been named the chair of the board of the Canadian Journalism Foundation, succeeding John Macfarlane, editor and co-publisher of The Walrus, who completes a three-year term.
In announcing the appointment of Lewis the CJF also named three new board members: Dr. Christopher Waddell, former journalist and director of the journalism program at Carleton University; Sharon Mathers, senior vice-president, communications and public affairs at CIBC; and Denis Couture, executive vice-president, public affairs at the Caisse.
Lewis was with Maclean's for 25 years, as Ottawa bureau chief, managing editor and editor-in-chief from 1993-2000. He retired from Rogers Media in 2005 after five years launching and running the content development department. Prior to Maclean's, he was a correspondent for the Time-Life News Service in Canada and the U.S. after starting in the business with the Montreal Star
The Canadian Journalism Foundation is a not-for-profit organization promoting outstanding journalistic achievement through its annual awards program (presented June 7 at its annual gala), operating the and websites, and working with leading journalism schools and the Media Management Education Program in collaboration with the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Bob. I had the pleasure of working with him for years and he was one of the best guys in the business — kind, decisive and funny, as well as a great Ottawa bureau chief for Maclean’s. As editor-in-chief, he also looked after his own, not something I would say broadly today.

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