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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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2020 ACAJ Star Prizes for Excellence in Rural Photography

By ACAJ | Mar 11, 2020

The Adelaide Advertiser’s Matt Turner has taken out the top gong in the 2020 Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists Star Prize for Excellence in Rural Photography. Matt’s shot of a group of young SA winemakers also took out the People Category in the ACAJ’s annual…

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2020 ACAJ-Quadrant Ag Tours Star Prize for Excellence in Print Rural Journalism

By ACAJ | Mar 10, 2020

One of Australia’s premier awards for rural journalism has been won by Sally Cripps from the Queensland Country Life newspaper for her coverage of the catastrophic weather event that hit grazing communities in the state’s north-west early last year. Judges from the Australian Council of…

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Aussies star in US

By ACAJ | Aug 2, 2019

ABC journalists Mel Groves and Cassandra Hough have taken out two prestigious awards for excellence in rural reporting at the International Federation Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) annual congress in Minneapolis, USA. Mel, a Mackay-based ABC Rural Reporter, won the IFAJ Rabobank Star Prize for Broadcast Digital…

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NSW reporter runner-up for world leadership award

By ACAJ | May 24, 2019

New South Wales rural journalist Samantha Townsend (pictured) has been recognised for her outstanding commitment to the future of agricultural storytelling through a significant new award created by global agri-business Alltech and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). Sam, senior reporter with The Land…

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