While the closing of The Honolulu Advertiser was hard on everyone involved, it also allowed some folks to focus on family at a time when they were badly needed.
That was the case for Mark Doyle. Mark was the editor of the Hickam Kukini newspaper, the Air Force weekly paper, which was published by the Advertiser. Prior to that, he was a staff writer at CPG (Custom Publishing Group) where he worked on Homescape and a slew of other publications and inserts.
Prior to joining the Advertiser in 2004, Mark had freelanced for 13 years for MidWeek, writing more than 100 cover stories and numerous features on the inside. Yet they did not hire him at the Star-Advertiser or MidWeek.
Becoming unemployed allowed Mark to return home to Austin, Texas, to help his parents arrange for home care.
“After 25 years in Hawaii, Oahu is my home and I intend to return as soon as I get my folks up and running….Austin’s cool, I grew up here, but it’s not home. I miss Hawaii and my friends in the Islands so much,” he wrote.
– Paula Rath