John James Skyrme was one of the founding proprietors of the Huddersfield Chronicle newspaper.
He was born in Worcestershire, the son of John and Elizabeth Skyrme, and was baptised on 27 January 1825 in Worcester.
In 1850, he co-founded the The Huddersfield Chronicle & West Yorkshire Advertiser newspaper in Huddersfield with Robert Micklethwaite. The partnership was dissolved on 31 May 1852, with Micklethwaite seemingly moving to run a newspaper in Wakefield. Skyrme was later joined by manufacturer Thomas P. Crosland and solicitor Cookson S. Floyd, but he then left this partnership in June 1855.
He died in February 1858 in Devon.