My friend Jim Evans and I put together a feature on the challenges of reporting rural issues to urban readers, listeners and viewers. The feature is highlighted in this week's ACDC News. Here's the notation from the center:  

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Agricultural journalists around the globe are facing an expanding menu of rural-urban issues to cover, according to a recent analysis. Owen Roberts, University of Guelph, and Jim Evans of the ACDC staff sketched this challenge in a recent issue of IFAJ eNews from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. They identified more than 100 rural-urban issues calling for coverage in categories such as these:

  • Differences in what people know and believe
  • Lifestyle issues
  • Equity issues
  • Infrastructure issues
  • Natural resource issues
  • Policy issues
  • Property rights and wealth distribution issues

Title: The growing angst in rural-urban relations
You can review the feature online at

Published Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008