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Editor honoured after clocking-up 40 years with newspaper

An editor has been honoured after marking 40 years at a bi-weekly newspaper where he began as an apprentice compositor.

Derry Journal editor Arthur Duffy began working for the paper on 31 January 1977, and was presented with a framed front page by colleagues to mark the anniversary.

Arthur worked his way up to become a reporter in 1988 where he covered a wide variety of local news and sport, before becoming a full-time sports reporter.

He was later promoted to sports editor, where he remained for for 25 years, until being given the Journal’s editorship in 2015.

Arthur Duffy, pictured centre, surrounded by Derry Journal colleagues

Arthur Duffy, pictured centre, surrounded by Derry Journal colleagues

He said: “It’s been both an honour and a pleasure to spend my working life with the Derry Journal. I’ve met some amazing people during my time here.

“I’ve enjoyed every second spent meeting local people, covering local news and local sport.

“The Derry Journal has been a big part of my life but I can’t believe it’s 40 years to the day when I started and long may it continue.”

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  • February 8, 2017 at 11:46 am
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    Good to see there’s still some proper old school editors around!

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  • February 8, 2017 at 1:02 pm
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    Agree with @JeffJones but it’s sad to see there are no photographers around to record such a milestone.

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  • February 8, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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    Agree with both the above comments, editors and togs are dying breeds and whilst congratulating this particular editor there won’t be many more who’ll be reviewing long service awards , unless by king service they mean seeing the year out

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