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The Amish, Old Orders and the media

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Journal article
Publication Date:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
conflict, coverage, ethical issues, information issues, mass media, religion, reporting, rural communication, rural people, social change, social factors, technological advancement, traditional media, indigenous media
From a conference of this title at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, in June 2001. Includes six views of the culture clash between the traditional Old Orders and the modern media of mass communication. Presenters and their topics included the following: Thomas W. Cooper, "The Amish, Old Orders, and media: a report on the conference;" Tamara L. Gillis, "When cultures clash: reporting on a sensational story within a community of faith;" Donald B. Kraybill, "Culture clash: the Amish and the media;" Ann Rodgers-Melnick, "Don't say 'cult': reporting on minority religions;" Diane Zimmerman Umble, "Collisions of culture: covering the death of an Amish child;" and Robert Rhodes, "Communal concerns about the media." Use title search or author search for full citation of each.