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IFAJ Star Prize for Audio awarded to Trevor Bacque and Ian Doig

For Immediate Release

For more information, contact:

Addy Rossi, Secretary-General, IFAJ: arossi@catedraavicola.com.ar

Steve Werblow, Vice President, IFAJ: steve@stevewerblow.com

 

TREVOR BACQUE AND IAN DOIG OF CANADA RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURAL JOURNALISTS’ STAR PRIZE FOR AUDIO

OLDS, ALBERTA, Canada (July 2, 2023)—Canadian agricultural journalists Trevor Bacque and Ian Doig received the 2023 Star Prize for Audio from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) for their “Super Friends” episode of the GrainsWest Podcast. The award was announced at the IFAJ World Congress in Olds, Alberta, Canada on July 2, 2023.

One of the judges on the international review panel wrote that the podcast episode was “a comprehensive report about an interesting topic…well-researched.”

The Star Prize award recognizes excellence in reporting on agricultural topics around the world.

“‘Super Friends’ is an excellent example of the power of the podcast format to deliver important, detailed information to farmers and other agricultural audiences,” noted Adalberto Rossi, IFAJ secretary-general. “As winner of the IFAJ Star Prize, Trevor and Ian can truly say that their work is the best in the world.”

Judging of the IFAJ Star Prize for Audio competition was coordinated by Leigh Radford, a long-time veteran of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and 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 Soes Lindeborg Pedersen of Denmark for “CO2 Taxes on Agriculture,” with one judge pointing out, “this is a story that needs more attention.”

Click here to listen to “Super Friends.”

Click here to listen to “CO2 Taxes on Agriculture.”

For information on the other 2023 IFAJ Star Prize winners, visit ifaj.org.

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The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) represents more than 5,000 communicators in 61 countries who support freedom of the press. IFAJ gives agricultural journalists and communicators a platform for professional development and international networking. For more information, visit ifaj.org.