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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL

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Title Page390
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION During the 43-year competition, various other institutions have provided awards for winning papers. Dixon Paper Company has been a longtime sponsor of plaques in each group for the Best Editor's Column. The University of Utah's Communications Department judged and presented awards for Excellence in Photography. More recently, the 'U' has been associated with a Best Feature Story recognition and the Latter-day Saints Church has linked itself to the photographic contest. Western Paper Company, an association supporter since the turn of the century, has in recent years sponsored the Best Feature Photo category. From time to time others identify with phases of the competition by awarding plaques bearing their names. Most journalists agreed after a few years that the competition was achieving its objective. Sam Taylor, the 1965-66 president, said in his report to the members: "All things considered, it appears to me that over the years this program has had a desired effect. Newspapers in Utah are better than they used to be, and it's not just because modern equipment makes an easier job of printing a quality paper. The contest has been improved. Care is taken in makeup procedures where once this was a last-minute chore anyone could be trusted with. Photo selection and number of photo features has increased. Editorial comment has become sharper and more widely used. News reporting has become more detailed and accurate. Perhaps our efforts to improve our product through the contest have not been entirely responsible for this change, but the contest has made competition a tool." Only less-than-daily papers were involved in the contest for its first four decades. Then, after the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune had become active members of the association, the News entered several categories in 1990, winning General Excellence over a special group composed of the largest weeklies and the Daily Spectrum. The Tribune did not enter. Perhaps embarrassed by its dominance that year, the News did not enter the following year. However, with all of Utah's major newspapers now association members, it is 390
Format application/pdf
Identifier 397-UPA_Page390.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 416401
Reference URL