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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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Title Page420
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION newsmen and women were in the Hall of Fame, all of them portrayed in pencil sketches created by artist J. P. (Pat) Denner. Preparation of the display, designed by architect Kevin Watts, was carried out by a committee consisting of Murray Moler, Ogden Standard-Examiner, Dr. Milton Hollstein, University of Utah, Paul G. (Jerry) O'Brien and Lance Gud-mundsen, both of the Salt Lake Tribune, Max Call, Manti Messenger, Jim Cornwell, formerly of the Murray Eagle and Robert Mitchell, Deseret News. Major changes from the previous display were that the individual recognitions were on metal rather than paper; a 160-word career synopsis of each of the honored individuals was engraved on their plaques and an explanatory tablet described the important role played by Utah newspapers in the state's development. The text of that plaque reads: "Westward expansion of the United States brought pioneering people to an untamed wilderness where communication was almost nonexistent. "Most of the communities they established traced their origins to end-of-track locations during the construction of railroads. They maintained touch with the outside world through telegraph wires and trains operating over the ribbons of steel. Newspapers were soon established to satisfy people's thirst for knowledge of both the life they had left behind and of their new place of residence. "However, few towns in what was first known as the State of Deseret and later became Utah Territory traced their beginnings to railroads. Most were far-flung habitations begun by members of the Mormon Church and no telegraph wires or locomotive whistles linked them with other people in other places. Still, papers came to those communities as well, though newsgathering was made far more difficult by lack of a communication system. "The territory's first paper, the Deseret News, was established in Salt Lake City in 1850. It was challenging, indeed, to operate a newspaper without dependable supply lines and virtually no contact with the remainder of a nation, the very fringes of which were more than a thousand hazardous miles 420
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Identifier 427-UPA_Page420.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416431
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416431