AgroPress has started an initiative to enable students, aspiring journalists and young professionals in agriculture to take over the newsroom of the publisher. AgroPress Inc. is a leading swiss publishing house in the fresh produce business – with its publications The Fruit World, The Clipper and fruitworldmedia.com since 1943. The magazines regularly report from USA, Chile, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Germany, France, Mexico, Argentina, Dubai, Thailand, China, Vietnam and other countries.
What is the AgroPress Open Newsroom? The AgroPress newsroom will report from your location – essential content about farming, processing, marketing, logistics, crop science and crop protection of fresh produce, dried fruit an nuts. Students learn how business journalism in the fresh produce business works – and they are able to create their own signature content – in english, Spanish, french, german, Hindi and Mandarin. From the editorial board meeting to the published article students will go through the entire process of creating content and sharing it.
How does it work? For one week the newsroom will be placed in your institution – with students discussing, researching and producing the content of AgroPress publications.
Who can apply? Your university or school has to apply for the AgroPress Open News Room, stating the desired week and offering a meeting / conference room for 8 and accommodation for 2-3 senior staff members of AgroPress.
The AgroPress Open Newsroom will be offered to major agriculture faculties like Wageningen University, University of California, Davis (UCD) Cornell University University of California, Berkeley (UCB) Agro, ParisTech, University of Wisconsin-Madison Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Michigan State University, Purdue University, Iowa State University, University of Reading, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of British Columbia, The University of Queensland (UQ), ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Texas A&M University, The University of Tokyo, University of Florida, North Carolina State University, University of Guelph, Yale University, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), University of Copenhagen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Ohio State University, Massey University, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), The University of Melbourne, Kyoto University, The University of Georgia, University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Minnesota, Colorado State University, The University of Western (UWA), Universität für Bodenkultur Wien Austria, McGill University, Universität Hohenheim Germany, The University of Nottingham, The University of Sydney, University of California, Riverside (UCR), Washington State University, Kansas State University, Kasetsart University Thailand, Seoul National University (SNU) South Korea, The University of Adelaide, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Contact AgroPress for more information.