Derby Evening Telegraph contributor Jim Brennan is to receive an award for his contribution to the community through journalism.
He is one of six people who will receive a Derby City Council Civic Award, after being nominated by the public and chosen by a panel.
They recognise voluntary work and commitment to community organisations.Mr Brennan, (80), has worked as a columnist and contributor for the Derby Telegraph since 1955 after an illustrious career with various national newspapers.
He said: “I see this award as an honour not just for me but for people who work in the media.”
All the winners will be presented with an engraved Derwent Crystal goblet and scroll by incoming Mayor Janet Till at a ceremony on May 23.
In addition to his work in print, Jim also runs a website Global Journalism Review.
He’s now claiming a triple first, adding an e-mail science newsletter, Silicon Hollow News, to the site, which already carries another of his email newsletters, Japan Contact.
He calls them piggy-back sites, but each is a separate field of interest.
However, after more than 50 years of what he calls the “hackery” trade, he believes that journalism can be a link to practically anything.
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