Just a head’s
up: if you apply for a position as an Anchor/Reporter
for Brownfield Ag News, do not include in your cover letter a paragraph about
how you want to agvocate for farmers or farm families or corn growers, cattlemen
or asparagus producers. I’m not looking
for Willie Nelson or Neil Young. This
isn’t FARM AID. I’m looking for a
It is not the job
of a farm news broadcaster or agricultural journalist to be an “advocate.” A
news reporter – ag or otherwise – who advocates for anything really isn’t a
very good news reporter. If your program
or segment of a program is commentary and not news, identify it as such. Otherwise you give ag journalism a bad name.
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