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Misperceptions have consequences

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Davis, Dee (main author / President, Center for Rural Strategies)
Format:
Speech
Publication Date:
2005-06-12
URL:
http://www.uky.edu/CommInfoStudies/IRJCI/deedavis.htm
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 147
Subject Term:
agriculture policy, campaigns, case studies, community development, development issues, farming, image, information issues, information needs, mass media, rural areas, rural development, rural people, rural-urban communication
Notes:
Keynote speech at the "Rural America, Community Issues" conference, Knight Center, University of Maryland, June 12, 2005. 6 pages., Sketches problems in rural America and describes two campaign efforts of the Center to bring people together and reframe rural perceptions. One involved opposition to plans by CBS to produce a reality show, "The Real Beverly Hillbillies." The other involved opposition to a plan to exempt all but the largest banks from Community Reinvestment Act obligations. "And the press has a critical role to play." Not as advocates, but to cover rural issues better.