I restart the day at about 10:30am. 'The Orchestral Music' in Colin Scott-Sutherland (ed). ' He fostered in Mhairi a love of books, encouraging her by reading the first Harry Potter book to her. Macdonald proved the word had existed for centuries, then called upon an academic to comment, whereupon the Today presenter was described as a "blethering skite". This site is part of Newsquest's audited local newspaper network. 1,157 likes. What I put it down to is constantly going back for work experience, so although its kind of a bitter pill to swallow, taking a few days unpaid here and there where I could [] keeping in touch with those people. He died at Leckhampton Hospice.[1]. This article is about the British music critic and author. After graduating in 1983, he was accepted onto the Thomson Regional Newspaper trainee scheme, at the end of which he was described as a confident young man of ability and good humour who would be an asset to any news team. The journalist who had a 25-year career at The Herald before setting up his own news. Editors' Code of Practice. Occasionally on the newsdesk and later, his strong opinions led to confrontations with colleagues, but they typically blew over quickly. On one occasion, he was taken into the home of the now-deceased Glasgow gangland figure Tam McGraw, following reports McGraw had been assassinated. They read the next one together before Mhairi started reading them herself. I get up exceptionally early (3:10am), present Early Breakfast to get you briefed on the mornings news, business and sport headlines. And still a pencil lover. 'Three Works by Erik Bergman' in J. Parsons (ed). Biography [ edit] MacDonald was born in Nairn, Scotland and educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh and Downing College, Cambridge. Always be aware that while people like me might give you advice on how to get somewhere, theres loads of different routes, and so whats worked for me might not work for the next person, so just start knocking on doors and speaking to people and work out the best way for you., Your email address will not be published. Despite a newspaper round into his mid-teens, the legal profession, rather than journalism, appeared to be Macdonald's chosen path and he began a law degree at Aberdeen in 1994. Post moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. More funding will mean more journalism, more readers, and more work opportunities. Calum Macdonald. Looking back on his time at university, Calum regards FreshAir as hugely important, describing it as just a good playground, to try stuff out. VAT number GB 243 8054 69. Yet Calum Macdonald has achieved the seemingly impossible. CALUM Macdonald, who has died aged 55, was a journalist and crosswords editor who spent most of his career at The Herald. He did this alongside tutoring student journalists at Strathclyde University. Im very open to that contract negotiation. Presented with images of the incident and informed he was being recorded, the former Labour peer answered: "I can't say that that's me. We do not pre-moderate or monitor readers comments appearing on our websites, but we do post-moderate in response to complaints we receive or otherwise when a potential problem comes to our attention. Not forgotten, so much as disregarded. "I took a simple little theme and developed it": Shostakovich's string concertos and sonatas' in Pauline Fairclough and David Fanning (eds), 'Sense and Sound: Gerhard's Fourth Symphony' (, 'Visionary and Craftsman: Scriabin and Enescu' (, 'Visionary Ecstasy: Szymanowski's Third Symphony' (, 'Unreconciled Spirit: Franz Liszt 100 Years On' (, 'Sombre Tragedy: Karl Amadeus Hartmann's Symphonies' (, 'John Foulds (18801939). Previously at the BBC, he has interviewed everyone from cabinet ministers to spies and protestors. contact the editor here. Nothing everything happens when you want it to and it never happens when you expect it to. Chief Leader Writer and Columnist,The Observer, Can't find who you are looking for? Within months he was full-time at the Stirling Observer and already attracting the attention of Scottish national titles after securing an exclusive interview with leading Ulster Loyalist Michael Stone after an encounter with him in a Glasgow hotel. He has hosted events for News UK, including a live broadcast afternoon interviewing Piers Morgan and Sharon Osborne around the launch of TalkTV. A Gannett Company. Thanks Dad: back to the future for a positive Scottish media alternative. In 1996 he edited for performance, and orchestrated the final portions of, the ballet Soires de Barcelone by Roberto Gerhard, which was broadcast that year, performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, in a concert to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the BBC Third Programme. Readers comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly. 'David Blake'; 'Postlude a note on Christopher Shaw' in Lewis Foreman (ed). I am LIVE on the radio from my actual HOME in the Western Isles this morning 7am-10am on Times Radio! Matt Chorley brought me, gently, to justice. One time I presented four programmes in two days. inaccuracy or intrusion, then please As Calum MacDonald he also reviewed regularly for BBC Music Magazine and International Record Review. Everyones online, theres no getting away from that, so thats where people need to go to. You can make a complaint by using the report this post link . Outside of work, Calum Macdonald was a loyal friend and a very proud father. CALUM Macdonald, Crosswords Editor and former Group Digital Editor of The Herald has died. On the P&J, he and colleagues had a competition to see who could come up with the most obscure word in an introduction, a word the sub editors would have to leave in because there was no appropriate alternative. The Celtic rockers, who formed on Skye in 1973, bowed out after 45 years with two . Registered in England & Wales | 01676637 |. We are lucky at The Herald. All the best things that have happened in my career have come entirely out of the blue. Flashback: it's 60 years ago, and a keen young journalist, . News Corp UK & Ireland Limited, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. It's not conclusive." To have been welcomed by you, as listeners and friends, has been astonishing. He is survived by Christine, the Liberal Democrat general election candidate in Edinburgh West, Mhairi, a politics student at the university of Edinburgh, and his twin sisters, Morag and Shona. Im writing this on Tuesday 13th July, and my new routine is that I then go to the gym. By Calum Macdonald May 12, 2015 Experience Co-founder PositivelyScottish.scot Jun 2016 - Present6 years 8 months Scotland Helping run a not-for-profit online magazine telling inspiring stories. Calum Macdonald was born and brought up in Aberdeen, attending Ashley Road Primary School and Aberdeen Grammar. In 1990, the confident young man of ability was encouraged to apply to The Herald by the papers then education correspondent, Barclay McBain (now executive editor), who had met him during a press trip to West Germany. @CalumAM 9,898 followers, 20,432 tweets. That was a sickening morning. Your email address will not be published. http://positivelyscottish.scot/ has been set up through seed funding from the Alastair Gordon Macdonald legacy. Hes had more exclusives than Ive had school dinners. All those emotions would be valid if you believe that Scotland has fundamentally changed, and no longer needs the written media it once consumed so voraciously. Calum, whose father and grandfather were also both journalists, joined The Herald in 1990 from the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, as a news reporter and, as group news editor, was in charge of the newsdesk both 9/11 and the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Presenter | Times Radio Breakfast, Friday-Sunday 6am Event host, writer, podcast host A Gannett Company. The Early Breakfast Club is a loyalty scheme for our listeners. We are lucky at The Herald. Registered in England & Wales | 01676637 |. The Early Breakfast Club is The Times most exclusive members club. Not instead of the main media players, who still cover hard news pretty well if a major story breaks, but as a daily option for people who want to read about how ordinary fellow citizens are dealing with change and adversity, and be inspired and enthused. He contributed chapters to symposia on Brahms, Alan Bush, Erik Bergman, Shostakovich, Bernard Stevens, Ronald Stevenson, Varse, an essay on Czesaw Marek to a symposium on Swiss Composers, and another on Scottish composers to a symposium on musical nationalism in Great Britain and Finland. Journalist; Born April 6 1976; Died October 2 2008. But how can you not treasure the thing that connects you with your closest family and friends so easily? Calums mother Elizabeth (nee Mitchell), a graduate in maths and moral philosophy at Aberdeen University, was a school teacher before having a family. This byline is for a different person with the same name. Politics of Sound #21 Calum MacDonald, Presenter, Times Radio. Technology means that readers can shape a discussion. A crossword buff, not long after joining The Herald, he started setting them. In 2001, Macdonald joined the Evening Times in Glasgow but after just nine months he was poached by the Daily Record. Tuning in at 5am every day is no mean feat and it deserves rewards. He's covered programmes on Afghanistan, the death of the Duke of Edinburgh and has interviewed interesting people from all walks of life including cabinet ministers and senior politicians, spies, war reporters and protestors. So does he think that student radio capitalises enough on its unique position to engage the student population? The task came easily to him and he became a regular compiler and then crosswords editor for The Herald, Sunday Herald and The National, as well as editing two books of crosswords; he continued editing crosswords on a freelance basis after leaving the paper. Technology means that readers can shape a discussion. Readers comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. From time to time we send out emails announcing new speakers, special offers and free tickets to our showcase events including Speakers Breakfasts and the JLA Real Variety Show. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. I get into work at 4am. Contact JLA for more suggestions +44 (0)20 7907 2800. Nostalgic memories? We are lucky at The Herald. Since the print business model is all but doomed, it has to be online only, which also means it can easily reach readers in all parts of Scotland, and the vast Scottish diaspora who still cherish news of their homeland. Flashback: its 60 years ago, and a keen young journalist, whos getting used to the big city ways of Aberdeen after moving from Buckie, a small port on the north-east of Scotland, wins a national prize for a thesis on the UK fishing industry, submitted as part of his training. He came from a line of journalists: his grandfather started a local paper in Buckie while his father, Alastair, was a sports writer at the Press & Journal, specialising in football. FreshAir does it well anyway, but can continue to improve its presence on Facebook and Twitter putting content out specifically for these platforms, so that people can come to it. heraldscotland.com is tackling this problem by allowing only subscribers to comment. He is survived by Christine, the Liberal Democrat general election candidate in Edinburgh West, Mhairi, a politics student at the university of Edinburgh, and his twin sisters, Morag and Shona. He has integrity, he's made history, and I firmly believe his journalism has changed the world . Contact Calum, search articles and Tweets, monitor coverage, and track replies from one place. Calum Macdonald Presenter, Times Radio United Kingdom 994 followers 500+ connections Join to follow Times Radio The University of Edinburgh Personal Website Contact Calum for services Corporate. Radios intimate, it just is. Following year: presented a news programme, entered the student radio awards, and won. Im very rusty now but when I was young I played at ceilidh dances most weekends around Inverness where I grew up. contact the editor here. Which is where the son, with a bit of help from his Dad, starts afresh. We may then apply our discretion under the user terms to amend or delete comments. We are doing this to improve the experience forour loyalreaders and we believe it will reduce the ability of trolls and troublemakers, who occasionally find their way onto our site, to abuse our journalists and readers. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to 37 talking about this. Recently, we were able to dish out hundreds of face masks to our most loyal members just doing our bit to maintain PPE supplies across the nation, and around the world in fact. He has integrity, hes made history, and I firmly believe his journalism has changed the world locally where my family live, and throughout Scotland. His most recent venture, Positively Scottish, grew out of a desire to counter what he felt was a disappointing excess of negativity in Scottish news journalism. We are making the subscriber-only change to support our valued readers, who tell us they don't want the site cluttered up with irrelevant comments, untruths and abuse. Hang in there, folks. The sports writer has died (at the good age of 85) and the son finds himself like so many others too old/expensive for a legacy print industry which is in spiralling decline, collectively bemused by the digital revolution. He made a group of lifelong friends during training and at his first job on the P&J, where he remained for seven years, during which time he was instrumental in helping re-establish the Grampian Press Ball and set up the Highland Press Ball. Book Calum Macdonald +44 (0)20 7907 2800 [email protected] Synopsis Calum covers the news on the Times Radio breakfast show. 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