American journalists David Widmar, Sarah Mock and Brent Glory of AEI.ag received the Star Prize for Audio from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) for “Ag Economic Insights” on the Escaping 1980 podcast. The award was announced at the IFAJ World Congress in Vingsted, Denmark on June 27.
Judges applauded the podcast team’s “innovative idea for a podcast series, executed with style and very high production values,” and called it “engaging and interesting in content.”
“Podcasts have become a powerful tool for exploring complicated information, and the “Ag Economic Insights” from Escaping 1980 by David Widmar, Sarah Mock and Brent Glory is a great model of how informative they can be,” said Adalberto Rossi, secretary-general of IFAJ. “We congratulate them on their award and outstanding work, and applaud all the entrants from around the world in the Star Prize for Audio competition.”
Judging of the audio award was coordinated by Leigh Radford, a long-time veteran of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The panel included Ian Petrie of Canada, Prue Adams of Australia, and Ken Rundle of the U.K. The judges awarded a runner-up prize to Damien O’Reilly of Irish public broadcaster RTE Radio for “Soil.”
Click here to listen to “Escaping 1980.”