The “Story Behind the Story” ACN’s 2022 Story of the Year By ACN’s 2022 Writer of the Year Steve Werblow Some days the universe just hands you a story. Some days you have to dig for it. “Down from the Mountains” was a little bit of both. I’d been invited to speak at a press … Read More
Month: August 2022
The Future of Print
Part 3 in the “Above the Fold” Podcast Series By Host Holly Spangler with Special Guest Lindsay Kennedy Conventional wisdom says young people only want to read and consume content on their digital devices – but what if that’s not right? Lindsay Kennedy teaches ag communications at Texas Tech University and every year, she asks … Read More
Is Your Question Too Simple – Yes or No?
Is Your Question Too Simple — Yes or No? Pt. 9 in the “Interview Insights” Article Series, by ACN Past President Elaine Shein One of the simplest of questions we ask sources can either serve as a valuable tool or a source of frustration, depending on how we wield it during an interview. Welcome to … Read More
Why I Still Mind the Hooptedoodle
Why I Still Mind the Hooptedoodle By Ben Potter, ACN Byline Editor, and Senior Editor, Farm Futures I’m an avid reader, and this summer I decided to finish up the early westerns of Elmore Leonard. You may not know Leonard by name, but you probably know his work. Some of his later mystery novels became the … Read More
The Future of Print, Pt. 2
With Special Guest Natalina Sents Bausch In this “Above the Fold” Podcast, Host Holly Spangler spoke with Successful Farming’s Associate Digital Director Natalina Sents Bausch in Part Two of “The Future of Print” series. What do young ag journalists have to say about print media? Host Holly Spangler is diving into that exact question in … Read More
Greetings From Denmark!
For the first time in three years, members of the Agricultural Communicators Network (ACN) and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) gathered for the annual IFAJ Congress and Bootcamp. The 2022 IFAJ Congress was held June 27-July3 in Vingsted, Denmark, and was titled, “Smarter Farming and Food Production for Green and Sustainable Growth.” Attending … Read More