Calmness in crisis was his trademark. He showed this in the 1980s when the station’s radio car was wrecked during a Loyalist day of action, and when a reporter was hit by a rubber bullet during rioting at a Republican funeral. It was a time of deep political
NUJ life member Jim Lindsay has died in his native Derry after a long illness. Jim was a journalist to his fingertips. He was pivotal to setting up BBC Radio Foyle, serving as news editor and station manager. He was born in 1945, the
youngest of three children. After leaving technical college, he studied journalism in Belfast. In 1961, he began working for the Londonderry Sentinel and joined the NUJ. From the Sentinel, he moved to the north-west edition of the Belfast Telegraph, then BBC Radio Foyle.
division, but he had good relations with members of all factions. After the BBC, he worked part time as a subeditor on the Derry Journal, and was a PR consultant. A cricket man, he served as
secretary and treasurer of the North West Cricket Union, and known for his compassion with clubs that faced difficulties. He was also deeply involved in
All Saints Parish Church, Clooney, where he served on the select vestry. Colleagues fondly remember him
as ‘decent spud’, who would always do a good turn if he could. He is survived by his wife
Norma, daughter Kathryn, son Laurie and grandchildren.
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He was father of chapel at the
Daily Record during the Maxwell years, guiding staff through redundancy after they were told to clear their desks at the end of a shift. He took redundancy himself, calling himself ‘the last man out’. He then set up a PR company,
made business and historical videos, and worked at the Falkirk Herald. He was approached to be editor of
David Bytheway, born in Aberdeen in 1947, began his career in journalism at the BBC in Aberdeen and went on to be launch editor of an award-winning local paper. After the BBC, he worked at the
Daily Express in Stirling, then as news editor at the Strathearn Herald, editor of the Cumbernauld News and news editor at Radio Forth (he was part of the team to launch the station). He was also a subeditor at the Daily Record for 18 years.
a new paper for Clackmannanshire in 1995 – the Wee County News – which soon went on to win awards. Here, he took no nonsense from
anyone. A few times, he ‘quit’ in the middle of a stormy discussion to get what was right. He was protective of reporters, but if the rival paper got an exclusive story, he wanted to know why his staff had missed it. A former WCN colleague said he
had a ‘winning combination of greatness and utter ridiculousness’. He was later group editor at the
Helensburgh Advertiser and lectured in journalism at Telford College.
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