Thursday, May 21, 2015

Former Maclean's editor Kevin Doyle has died

Kevin Doyle, who was editor of Maclean's magazine from 1982 to 1993 and under whose watch the very successful Maclean's university rankings were launched, has died

Doyle had worked at the Windsor Star before joining Maclean's. He succeeded Peter C. Newman as its editor and had expansive ideas for the magazine during his time there, during which it took a "newsy" and internationalist approach, opening bureaus in Moscow and London. These were later closed for budget reasons. After he left Maclean's, he worked for the C.D. Howe Institute and as Canadian editor of Bloomberg News

He had only recently retired as executive director of  public affairs and communications at the University of Windsor where he had worked since 2006, The university renamed its former President's Faculty Award for Service to the Media to honour his contributions. 

An obituary will be was published Saturday in the Globe and Mail and the Ottawa Citizen. A celebration of his life will be held at the University Club in Toronto on June 26 at 4 p.m.

Tribute by Doyle's successor, Robert Lewis



Anonymous Anthony Wilson-Smith said...

A wonderful man of gentle and gentlemanly manner with firm convictions. He had a very specific vision of what he wanted Maclean's to be, and he was not shy about spending money to hire and retain the people he wanted, and to send them wherever they could find the most interesting stories. The more you got to know him, the better you liked and respected him - something that is far from a given.

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