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Well, at least the Amish have a thriving newspaper.....

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by schiezainc, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Just saw this on Yahoo.


    Apparently, an Amish community has a newspaper with over 20K subscribers from across the US and Canada. A big reason for their success? They refuse to have a web site.

    Question: How do the Amish folks print their newspaper if they're against things like electricity?
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    There are different sects of Amish people. Some us electricity. Some don't.

    In Michigan there are some Amish who are primitive. Others use motorized tractors to get work done on farms, some use cars and fridges to get by, but not televisions or stereos or other luxury items.
  3. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Just seems like a weird contradiction to me is all. Just off a little.
  4. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Well, as long as you have a readership base that can't go online for religious reasons, you've got a print business plan!
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's the only paper I take, and it's a bitch to keep up with my Fantasy Football League, I tell you.
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    You know, there WERE newspapers before Edison. :D

    But I don't actually know the answer to the question. I'd imagine it's a pain in the ass.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Liberal Ordnung. :D
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Key words: they're looking to add reporters. And the staff's not Amish.

    And forget Twittering. What's not to like?
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    1. Become Amish.

    2. Print a newspaper.

    3. PROFIT!!!
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That they pay in corn and beets.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I'd be down with half of that. No effing beets, though.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    We might could get you an okra exemption.
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