EVANSTON, Ill. — Curtis D. MacDougall, a journalist, educator and author who edited the early works of Saul Bellow, Nelson Algren and Studs Terkel, died Sunday.
He was 82 and died in a hospital here from complications after hip surgery he had undergone Oct. 14.
MacDougall, a retired professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, had a career in journalism and political activism that spanned seven decades.
At the time of his death he was working on the ninth edition of his book, "Interpretative Reporting," a journalism textbook in wide use.
MacDougall worked at various times for United Press International in Chicago, the St. Louis Star Times and the Chicago Sun, predecessor of the Chicago Sun-Times.