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Advocate Shares Some Farm-to-Mainstream-Media-Table Tips

Last fall, two buses full of Vermont and New York dairy farmers executed a highly successful Big Apple “Cabot Farmers Gratitude Tour.” There were selfies, lots of farmer hugging and “55 Random Acts of Cheddar.”

DailyYonderLogoBut Lorraine Lewandrowski, an attorney and upstate New York dairy farmer who goes by the Twitter handle @NYFarmer, cautions that it takes effort to keep the interests and issues of “deep rural” commodity farmers in front of the MSM. Ahead of a Friday night NYC panel discussion on the future of farming moderated by New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman, Lewandrowski has shared via The Daily Yonder some good tips on how to connect with big-city media. They include:

- Promote our talented rural writers, journalists and photographers. Some of them are experts in their area of writing but are ignored by urban media. Ag and rural journalists have chronicled our ups and down, pouring their hearts into our stories. Point out their writings, photography, creative work and talents out to urban media and create linkages.

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Feminist Press Honors Huffington|Mother Jones Focuses On Climate Change|More On The Vanity Fair Layoffs|Latina‘s Special Mexico Issue Brings In Ads

GalleyCat: Arianna Huffington was among the women honored by the Feminist Press at its 39th Annual Women Write the World Gala last night.

BayNewser: Mother Jones is gathering a group of publications to work collectively to report on climate change. The group may eventually include Slate, Grist, The Atlantic, Wired, ProPublica and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Gawker/The Awl: Where was Graydon Carter during yesterday’s Vanity Fair layoffs? Could he possibly have been on a private jet to Bermuda? And more dirt on the VF cuts: more than 80 percent of those let go were women.

Folio: Latina magazine’s Mexico-themed special issue drew the attention of advertisers like Sephora, resulting in a 6 percent increase in additional revenue for the issue.

An Inconvenient Question: Why Didn’t DiCaprio Pay His Crew?

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Obviously, Fishbowl LA is a fertile breeding ground for cranky writers. Grist stumbled upon our work, and liking what they read, sent us out to an unsuspecting Warner’s press rep, a major movie star and a ballroom of innocent by-standers. The result:

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Leo’s feel-good press conference is interrupted by a feel-bad question.

(Our photographer was hung over, judging by the result above. We could have lied and said that security tried to seize the camera.)

A reader named Cushing was the first to contact FBLA and complain. Exchange below.

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