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Young Leader shares Australian experience with reporters in Canada

By ACAJ | Jul 2, 2023

South Australian reporter Eliza Berlage has represented Australia as part of an international delegation of young leaders in agricultural reporting in Canada. Ms Berlage was one of 10 recipients from across the globe of the IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders Award, joining peers from Austria, Sweden, USA,…

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Story celebrating farmers with a disability wins top rural journalism award

By ACAJ | May 16, 2023

A story celebrating an online community that highlights the contribution people with disabilities make in the agricultural sector has been awarded one of Australia’s top prizes for rural journalism. ABC Landline’s Halina Baczkowski (pictured right)has won the Australian Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting, sponsored by…

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Second time’s the charm for Food Security Journalism Awards

By ACAJ | Jul 22, 2022

After two years off due the pandemic, the Crawford Fund is making up for lost time by offering a second round of its Food Security Journalism Award in 2022, but you only have until July 29 to enter. Earlier this year Queensland reporter Tom Major…

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Paddock-to-pint story the toast of Australian agricultural journalism awards

By ACAJ | Jun 28, 2022

A story showing the growing demand for heritage barley by craft brewers and distillers in the context of a trade dispute with China has taken out Australia’s top prize for agricultural journalism. ABC Landline’s Sean Murphy has won the Australian Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting,…

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Australian reporter among 10 Young Leaders headed to Denmark

By ACAJ | Apr 1, 2022

The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists is thrilled to congratulate award-winning rural broadcaster Megan Hughes, who has been selected as just one of 10 participants in a unique international young leadership program. The IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders Award was established in 2006 by the International Federation…

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Nominations open for IFAJ Leadership Awards.

By ACAJ | Dec 2, 2021

Nominations are now open for two of the IFAJ’s most prestigious awards, the IFAJ-Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism and The IFAJ Alltech Young Leaders program. Both of these programs help identify and support the emerging and existing leaders in agricultural media who…

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Rural Writing Masterclass with Sue Neales

By ACAJ | Nov 10, 2021

The first of the ACAJ’s virtual professional development masterclasses, presented by award-winning writer Sue Neales.

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2021 ACAJ Star Prize Winners Announced

By ACAJ | Jun 16, 2021

Stories of disaster and resilience dominate Australia’s top rural media prize.  Stories showcasing the challenges and resilience of rural Australians to overcome drought, fire and the pandemic have dominated the prestigious Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) Awards for Excellence in Rural reporting. ABC reporter…

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2020 ACAJ-Rabobank Star Prize for Excellence in Rural Broadcasting

By ACAJ | Jun 4, 2020

An ABC News online digital feature on the international arm-wrestle over naming rights for food and drink has taken out one of Australia’s premier rural journalism awards. Canberra-based reporter Brett Worthington travelled to Europe to meet some of producers who object to Australians cashing-in on…

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ACAJ opts out of hosting IFAJ 2021

By ACAJ | Apr 7, 2020

The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists’ executive committee has reluctantly decided to withdraw our plans to stage the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ global Congress in September 2021. We believe that it would have extraordinarily difficult to achieve the necessary financial support from both the…

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