Anna Jones and Tom Heap: Being an agricultural journalist

By EatFarmNow
19th June 2020
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Join Anna as she explains what it’s like to be an agricultural journalist – especially during lockdown. She gives you a glimpse of her job before and during the lockdown, working on TV and radio programmes, and writing articles.

Anna also speaks to Tom Heap, a BBC Countryfile presenter and radio broadcaster about his job and why he chose agricultural journalism as a career. They both share lots of useful tips about becoming a journalist.

About Anna

Anna Jones is a freelance journalist, broadcaster, farmer’s daughter, and Nuffield Farming Scholar. She covers farming and rural affairs for BBC Farming Today and Countryfile. Anna is the founder of Just Farmers – a communications project aimed at connecting journalists and programme makers with independent voices at the grassroots of farming.

Follow Anna on Twitter.

About Tom

Tome Heap started his career at Sky News as a sound man and worked his way up through the BBC News Trainee scheme to BBC News Correspondent specialising in rural affairs, science, and the environment. Tom is currently a Countryfile presenter and radio broadcaster.

Follow Tom on Twitter.

About Alex

Alex Price is a TV self-shooting producer and director. Alex works with Anna as part of the Just Farmers team and helped to produce this video.


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