World's oldest columnist?

The Camden New Journal has employed what the paper believes is the oldest columnist in the world.

Rose Hacker, who is 100, will write a fortnightly column for the newspaper on topics of her choice.

Her first, which appeared last week, was on the threat of world war and the British media's partial reporting on nuclear proliferation.

Hacker was asked to pen the column after CNJ editor Eric Gordon saw her speak in Tavistock Square at a commemoration to victims of the US atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

She told Press Gazette: "It's strange coming into journalism at such an old age. It keeps the adrenaline going — it keeps me alive."

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