Aussie young journalist selected for global leadership program

By ACAJ | Apr 5, 2018

Australia has once again produced internationally-lauded agricultural journalism talent, with the ABC’s Northern Territory Country Hour’s Lydia Burton selected as one of just 10 young journalists globally to receive a leadership award. The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) selected Ms Burton from a strong…

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ACAJ 2018 Excellence in Journalism Award winners

By ACAJ | Mar 22, 2018

An ABC online feature on the $10 Billion Inland Railway Project has taken out Australia’s premier rural journalism prize – the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists’ (ACAJ) Rabobank Star Prize for Excellence in Rural Broadcasting. Brisbane-based reporters Dominique Schwartz and Alexandra Blucher spent a fortnight travelling the…

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Young leader insights: sponge cake and farming in South Africa

By ACAJ | Jan 8, 2018

Entries close on 12 January for the 2018 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leader in Agricultural Journalism Award. Here, Australia’s 2017 winner, Tom Bicknell (pictured) provides an insight into his global professional development experience. On sponge cake and agriculture in South Africa As our bus wound its way…

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Entries close 12 Jan: Do you know a young leader in ag journalism?

By ACAJ | Dec 27, 2017

Entries close soon for the global awards which recognise young leaders in agricultural journalism, so please spread the word if you know a deserving person. The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) has opened the application process for the 2018 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders Award, with…

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Rural journos shine in the west

By ACAJ | Dec 5, 2017

A new wave of rural and regional journalists has taken the 2017 RMA WA Awards by storm with young entrants taking out a third of prize categories . ABC South West’s Tyne Logan, 23, originally from Denmark, was crowned best new entrant for her portfolio…

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ACAJ president honoured as leader

By ACAJ | Oct 24, 2017

ACAJ president Genevieve McAulay was awarded a prestigious leadership award at the Queensland Rural, Remote and Regional Women’s Network (QRRRWN) gala dinner on the weekend. She won the Leadership category of the 2017  QRRRWN Strong Women Leadership Awards in recognition of her role in promoting…

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Vote of confidence returns Gen to top job

By ACAJ | Sep 28, 2017

Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists president Genevieve McAulay will steer the ACAJ for the fourth year after she retained the role at the council’s AGM last week. Pete Lewis was also re-elected vice president, Gordon Collie stays as treasurer and Leigh Radford will continue on…

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ACAJ President nominated for leadership award

By ACAJ | Sep 6, 2017

The ACAJ is proud to announce that our president Genevieve McAulay has been named as a finalist in the 2017 Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) Strong Women’s Leadership Awards. Genevieve (pictured) is one of two finalists in the QRRRWN Leadership Award category,…

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Captain Rural – end of an era

By ACAJ | May 26, 2017

The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) has paid tribute to one of rural journalisms greats – Leigh Radford – who today finishes his career after 30 years with the ABC Rural. While steering the ABC’s rural broadcasting division Leigh was also an active member…

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Aussies scoop awards pool in South Africa

By ACAJ | Apr 6, 2017

Australian rural broadcasters, writers and photographers have scooped the pool at the 2017 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ Awards. Sunshine Coast-based ABC Rural Reporter Marty McCarthy won the IFAJ/Rabobank STAR prize for Excellence in TV Broadcasting. His Wide Bay ABC Rural colleague Kallee Buchanan won…

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