Professional features

Alfred van Dijk: Authority in agricultural writing
By Aad Vernooij and Ton Schönwetter
An example of the work of Alfred van Dijk

Seven most deadly sins of agricultural journalism: today and 40 years ago
By Mark Moore and Jim Evans

Plant the foot. Get a grip. Careful, now.
By Mark Moore

One step right and hold on tight. Steady now.
By Mark Moore

Keeping a safe eye on what we write, say and show in agriculture
By Scott Heiberger

Professional topics that agricultural journalists and communicators addressed around the world during 2010
By Jim Evans

How the Rural Press Club of Victoria helps young reporters build their skills
By Emily Bogue

Prize-winning journalism tackles issues facing the rural poor
Emr Ellissy

How agricultural journalists can assess the media in their societies
By Jim Evans

Attracting new radio listeners through the unique Bush literature of Australia
By Leigh Radford

Ways to advance interests and views in rural-urban communicating
By Jim Evans and Owen Roberts

Ag journalists paying more attention to ethics
By Jim Evans, Karen Simon and Owen Roberts

A late blooming farming writer

By Sue Edmonds

Adventures in social media
By Karen Simon

German guild explores how mass media reports on agriculture

How and why journalists around the world are using blogs to cover agriculture
By Jim Evans

Skills and approaches media can use to cover rural-urban relations
By Jim Evans and Owen Roberts

How to position yourself in times of changing careers and job markets
By Jim Evans

Agricultural journalists want to support freedom of press

"Be persistent and have a thick skin"
By Betsy Freese, Living the Country Life

Sorting the roles of journalists and other communicators in addressing rural-urban issues
By Jim Evans and Owen Roberts

Reporting on agriculture in metropolitan media
By Angela Goode

Budget cuts and time pressures among key concerns for IFAJ survey respondents
By Jim Evans

Measure - and improve - the accuracy of what you report
By Jim Evans

Great laments in rural-urban relation
By Jim Evans and Owen Roberts

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By Jim Evans

Reporting climate change - the developing world's perspective

Empowering rural women farmers with science

When public health emergencies hit: The special work of agricultural journalists
By Jim Evans

Database analysis sparks international recognition in agricultural reporting
By Jim Evans

How journalists in Mali view media functions, ethics and democracy
By Jim Evans

The growing angst in rural-urban relations
By Jim Evans and Owen Roberts

Rural coverage risky (again) in 2007
By Jim Evans

Editing out jargon and creating clarity in agricultural journalism
By John Greig

How an IFAJ member unearthed and investigated an international trade scam
By Philippa Stevenson

In the blick of an eye: tips for photographing livestock
By Jim Evans

Finding useful information online with the Agricultural Communications Documentation Center
By Jim Evans

What do farmers read and like (today - and in your area)?
By Jim Evans

IFAJ members speak out on professional development
By Owen Roberts and Jim Evans

Preparing to cover public health emergencies that involve food and agriculture
By Jim Evans

"Uh-oh.  We are in an emergency."Tips for agricultural journalists when crises strike
By Jim Evans

So now you're a freelancer…
By Steve Werblow

More than 30 training workshops and seminars available in 2008 to develop your skills

How to use photographs to boost your rural readership

Using color today to boost your rural readership

How to choose subjects and headlines that pull in rural readers

How to create front covers that attract rural reader

Finding fascinating, moving, heart-breaking and hilarious stories in the most banal of topics
By Maria Moynihan

Are guidelines timeless for attracting farm readers?
By Jim Evans

How an IFAJ member unearthed and investigated an international trade scam
By Philippa Stevenson

Strong news releases - more important than ever
By Jim Evans and Owen Roberts

Honoring courage - and caring-in rural journalism
By Jim Evans

Creative ways to connect with your audience in an interactive era
By Jim Evans

How free were the media in 2006? A new global report for IFAJ members
By Jim Evans

A dozen agricultural information issues challenging agricultural journalists now
By Jim Evans

On being 'transparent' in dealing with public health threats and emergencies that involve food and agriculture
By Jim Evans

Sustainability is focus of African outreach
By Reg Weiss