A STORY on rising sugar prices written by two Thomasian reporters has been recognized in an international competition for journalists reporting on agricultural issues.
“Skyrocketing sugar prices stoke industry liberalization” published in BusinessMirror and written by journalism instructor Cai Ordinario and alumnus Jasper Arcalas bagged the runner up prize in this year’s International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Star Prize Award for Print last July 2.
The piece tackled the impact of last year’s sugar shortage on Filipino farmers and consumers. It was co-written by BusinessMirror reporter Jovee Marie Dela Cruz and Lyceum of the Philippines University student Jovynelle Rodriguez.
“Zurück Zum Ursprung (Back to the Origin),” a story depicting a family’s struggle with the economic challenges of dairy farming by Austrian journalist Thomas Weber won first prize.
The judges for this year’s Star Prize for Print award were John Morriss of Canada and Markus Rediger and Ingold Jonas of Switzerland.
IFAJ recognizes agricultural journalists and communicators who report on issues like food security and leadership. F – Zoe Airabelle Aguinaldo