An Amish newspaper has developed a stronger fan base after making the decision not to allow the full publication to be produced online.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Fearing their news source would be viewed as joke by the non-Amish world, fans sent angry letters to protest the publication being produced fully online, and eventually got their wish. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the 119 year old Amish weekly publication The Budget, decided to keep their website plain and not make the full publication available to the non-Amish world, and have developed a stronger fan base for keeping in line with tradition.
Keith Rathbun, publisher of The Budget, is quoted by the AP as stating of the numerous letters received from those protesting plans for an Internet upgrade, “My gosh, they spoke in volume… I’d be a fool to not pay attention to it.”
As noted in the report, the paper is mailed to an estimated 20,000 subscribers throughout the United States and Canada.
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