Friday, June 17, 2016

Prue Adams takes out National Broadcast Award (June 2016)

SA based ABC Landline senior reporter, Prue Adams has taken out the major prize in the 2016 Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists' (ACAJ) Star Prize Awards for Excellence in Rural Broadcasting.

Prue Adams won the Rabobank Star Prize for Excellence in Rural Broadcasting for her Landline story The Quiet Curse. (Click story title to view video). This broadcast story will now represent Australia at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists' (IFAJ) Awards to be announced at its next congress in Bonn, Germany in July.

ACAJ President, Genevieve McAulay described Prue Adams' winning Broadcasting entry on Q-Fever as a ‘tour-de-force’.

"It was a powerful and at times poignant examination of a debilitating illness, the dedicated medical practitioners and researchers who developed a simple vaccine to protect rural workers & peri-urban hobby farmers alike who are exposed to livestock,” she said. Ms McAulay said this standout report was not only a great credit to the individual reporter herself, but also to the ABC for continuing its support of outstanding, in-depth reporting at a time of great change and challenge in Australia's rural media landscape .

Prue Adams' prize for being assessed as Australia's best rural broadcast reporter will be flights, accommodation and registration (valued at $6000) to the international awards ceremony in Bonn, Germany.

RMSA Vice President, Dale Manson; ABC Landline's winning broadcast journalist, Prue Adams; Award sponsor, Rabobank's SA State Manager, James Robinson