Friday, July 15, 2016

Prue Adams named Best Rural Broadcast Journalist in the World by IFAJ (July 2016)

RMSA member and SA reporter for ABC Television’s Landline program, Prue Adams has blitzed the competition internationally by being named the Best Rural Broadcast Journalist in the World by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists at its conference in Bonn, Germany.

Prue’s winning story, “The Quiet Curse” had previously won best broadcast story awards in South Australia and nationally. She was on hand in Bonn to receive the Award.

The story was a powerful and at times poignant examination of the debilitating illness, Q Fever. It focused on the dedicated medical practitioners and researchers who developed a simple vaccine to protect rural workers & peri-urban hobby farmers alike.

RMSA congratulates Prue Adams on her remarkable achievement.

Also in Bonn, Advertiser photographer Matt Turner was awarded a Distinguished Recognition commendation in the People Category for his photo of a Kidman jackeroo and horse. This photo was originally published in an Advertiser SA Weekend feature to accompany Nigel Austin’s article on the sale of the Sir Sidney Kidman cattle empire.

IFAJ Secretary, Riitta Mustonen (left) and Prue Adams in Bonn, Germany. Prue is holding the certificate commemorating the IFAJ awarding her the status of Best Rural Broadcast Journalist in the World.