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THOMAS WEBER FROM AUSTRIA RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURAL JOURNALISTS’ STAR PRIZE FOR PRINT
OLDS, ALBERTA, Canada (July 2, 2023)—The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) awarded its IFAJ Star Prize for Print to Thomas Weber of Austria for “Zurück Zum Ursprung” (“Back to the Origin”) in Biorama 78. The award was announced at the IFAJ World Congress in Olds, Alberta, Canada on July 2, 2023.
Weber’s article explored a family’s struggle with the economics of dairy farming, coupled with the complexity of a farm family whose youngest member fights for vegan and animal rights causes. One judge applauded Weber’s reporting skills, “especially using quotes from the family members to give sense of the overall issue.”
The international judging panel awarded a Runner-Up Star Prize for Print to Jasper Arcalas of The Philippines and a team of colleagues for “Skyrocketing Sugar Prices Stoke Industry Liberalization Stakes,” which ran in the Business Mirror.
The Star Prize award recognizes excellence in reporting on agricultural topics around the world.
“The power of print remains a driving force in journalism, and the IFAJ Star Prize celebrates the power of excellent research and great storytelling,” noted Adalberto Rossi, IFAJ secretary-general. “As winner of the IFAJ Star Prize, Thomas Weber can truly say that his work is the best in the world.”
Judges of the Star Prize for Print competition included John Morriss of Canada and Markus Rediger and Ingold Jonas of Switzerland.
Click here to read “Back to the Origin” by Thomas Weber.
Click here to read “Skyrocketing Sugar Prices Stoke Industry Liberalization Stakes.”
For information on the other 2023 IFAJ Star Prize winners, visit ifaj.org.
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