Posts by ACAJ

World Congress heads Down Under in 2021

Australia will host the annual World Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) in 2021. An organising committee has been established by the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists and early planning is underway to provide our colleagues from around the world with an…

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IFAJ shines global spotlight on shared challenges

The ABC’s Northern Territory Country Hour producer Lydia Burton was selected as one of just 10 young journalists globally to receive an International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ)/Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award. Lydia headed to The Netherlands to attend a Young Leaders Boot Camp…

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Cream of the crop embraces IFAJ experience

Victorian journalist Simone Smith won this year’s ACAJ Star Prize for Excellence in Print Reporting, and packed her bags for the 2018 IFAJ Congress in The Netherlands as part of her prize. Here, she shares some of her experiences:  There is nothing like travel to…

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Townsville photographer wins international award

A dramatic aerial shot of cattle mustering in Queensland’s gulf country has been judged the world’s best rural photo for 2018. Scott Radford-Chisholm’s image of cattle moving through swirling dust on Abingdon Downs, north of Georgetown, was published in the Townsville Bulletin. His photo also…

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Aussie young journalist selected for global leadership program

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

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

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?

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

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

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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