Farming Independent Digital Editor Ciaran Moran was the overall winner of the 2022 Guild of Agricultural Journalists Awards.
iaran, who also won the Best Feature Film category, won The Bull trophy last Friday night for his comprehensive look at the Beef Tribunal 30 years later.
Read the article here: “People wouldn’t come forward and say this is all wrong. People were horrified. You are still’
Of this year’s overall winner, Tom McGuire, former head of RTÉ Radio One and chairman of the jury, said: “Perhaps aptly named, the most coveted award ‘The Bull’ was given to the feature, which encompassed all the components make for a really strong story.
“While there was certainly at times lively debate as we finalized our decisions, this feature demonstrated rigorous reporting and in-depth analysis of a contentious issue.”
Farming Independents Claire McCormack also won the Best Targeted Campaign for her Fit to Farm special report, which encouraged farmers to take care of their physical, dietary and mental well-being.
Read the series here:
Suitable for the farm
Over 200 entries were received for this year’s awards, held at the Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare and hosted by comedian and author Colm O’Regan.
A total of ten awards were presented, selected by an independent panel of industry and media experts including Mr McGuire, Richard Wright, Former Agricultural Correspondent, BBC Northern Ireland, Margaret Berry, Head of Sustainability, Kepak Group, Anne-Marie Butler, Head of Education at Teagasc and Tommy Boland, professor at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.
The Guild of Agricultural Journalists Awards, presented every two years, aim to promote excellence in reporting on agriculture, food and rural life in the island of Ireland.
The awards are open to journalists from national and local media and consultants in the communications sector.
https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/news/farming-independents-ciaran-moran-wins-top-guild-of-agricultural-journalists-award-42214062.html Farming Independent’s Ciaran Moran wins the Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ top honor