The nature of rural life and food production is changing dramatically but remains overlooked by the major media. The Invisible Farm provies the first substantial accounting of this problem, addressing issues such as habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, pollution, and soil degradation. Pawlick supplies readers with frightening examples of events taking place worldwide without public awareness. As these environmental problems get worse, farm reporters are disappearing from newspapers and television. Rural news and environmental issues are increasingly neglected. Pawlick argues that this lack of interest is partly due to less agricultural journalism training at universities. As a result, massive changes in farming, distribution, and production continue unabated while the consuming public is left uninformed. A Burnham Publishers book
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About the Author
Thomas F. Pawlick is assistant professor of journalism at the University of Detroit.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Invisible Farm Part 3 The Importance of Agriculture to Society and of Farm News to the General Public Chapter 4 Culture, Agriculture, and Survival Chapter 5 Rural Economics Chapter 6 Killing the Goose: Farming and Environment Chapter 7 Point of No Return: A Clash of World Views Part 8 The Importance Assigned to Agriculture by the Major News Media and Journalism Educators Chapter 9 Perceptions of Decline: Farm Journalism in North America Chapter 10 Chaos Unobserved: From Kolkhozniki to Fermeri in the East Chapter 11 Why Not Africa? Farm Journalism in the South Chapter 12 Conclusions