Donald Macintyre (journalist)

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Donald Macintyre is a British journalist on The Independent, currently writing a daily parliamentary sketch.[1]

He was educated at Bradfield College and Christ Church, Oxford, and obtained a post-graduate diploma from the Cardiff School of Journalism, under Tom Hopkinson.

After working at the Birmingham Sunday Mercury he moved to the Daily Express as an industrial reporter, subsequently becoming Labour Editor at The Sunday Times and Times.

As Labour Editor at The Times, he did not go to Wapping when Rupert Murdoch transferred production there in January 1986, later that year joining The Independent before its launch with his two fellow NUJ"refuseniks" on the labour staff, David Felton and Barrie Clement.[2] He joined The Sunday Telegraph as Political Editor in 1987, leaving it for the short-lived Sunday Correspondent in 1990 before joining first The Independent on Sunday and then The Independent as Political Editor (1993-6).

Macintyre was (2004–2012) the Jerusalem correspondent for The Independent, mainly covering Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories but also travelling to Iraq, Turkey, Egypt and Libya for the paper, on which he was previously the Chief Political Commentator (1996–2004).




  • Talking about Trade Unions, Wayland, 29 November 1979; ISBN 978-0853402237.
  • (Co-author) Strike: Thatcher, Scargill and the Miners Peter Wilsher, Donald Macintyre and Michael Jones

Deutsch, September 1985, ISBN 0 233 97825 9.

  • Mandelson: And the Making of New Labour, HarperCollins; New Ed edition (18 Sep 2000), ISBN 0-00-653062-1.


  • The PIWP list of Macintyre's 1,459 articles about the Middle East since 2004. (as of 23 July 2012) (requires clicking through to generate the SQL commands for a subset of the output). Many articles contain comments by various authors.
  • Long list (668 as of 12 April 2011) of Donald Macintyre's articles in Journalisted
  • List of 2,846 (as of 23 July 2012) of Donald Macintyre's articles in High Beam Research