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I weep for my profession: part two

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Guebert, Alan (main author)
Format:
Commentary
Publication Date:
2003-04-25
URL:
http://www.foodroutes.org/fwissue_print.jsp?item=53
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 144
Subject Term:
coverage, ethical issues, farm journals, finance, information issues, media effectiveness, message content, publishing, reporting, roles, writing styles
Notes:
Published in a column, "The Final Word," from Food Routes Network, Millheim, Pennsylvania. Issue 45. 2 pages., Author reports on consolidation of farm periodicals, with resulting cutbacks in editorial staffing and in local coverage. Describes financial pressures that lead to more use of free-lance writers that often write for ag publications and ag public relations agencies simultaneously. "But the divided loyalties often yield stories that resemble corporate press releases more than journalism." Cites an example from his experience as a free-lance writer.