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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
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Title Page612
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION humorous. Seldom did he feel compelled to justify a position, but in 1940 he typed this tongue-in-cheek observation: "A good editor is one who has never made a mistake; who never has offended anyone; who is always right; who can ride two horses at the same time he is straddling a fence with both ears to the ground; who always says the right thing at the right time; who always picks the right horse as well as the right politician; who never has to apologize, who has no enemies; and who has worlds of prestige with all classes, creeds, and races. There has never been a good editor." During the bleak early days of World War II, he rebuked those who weren't willing to accept shortages, taxes and rationing: "One American we can get along without is Mr. Good Citizen who gripes about those extra tax dollars on his stepped-up income, when our boys are working on a non-union scale of wages, hours, and sacrifices. That's the trouble with a lot of us. As long as the sailing is smooth, we think the water is fine. But at the first indication of a storm, we get seasick and want to put back to port. We want to inhale the fragrance of the flower, but growl like blazes when we find the stem has thorns." That he was a newspaper man's newspaper man is evidenced by accolades offered by fellow citizens in many walks of life. Said one: "A competent editor and a gentleman in every way; he considered all sides before taking an editorial position." And another: "His concern for accuracy and fairness was one of his hallmarks; Ernest never sensationalized the news; never used the power of the press to hurt or damage anyone." Still another: "He was deeply devoted to furthering the interests of Central Utah and the state. Through his journalistic expertise and fair new policies, he earned the trust and confidence of his readers." And said yet another: "Although very objective as a newspaperman, Ernest liked to portray the good side of people. He was down to earth but a man of lofty thoughts and deeds. Punctual, courteous, a true gentleman." To which one added: "He was sincere and dedicated, with a delightful sense of humor." 612
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 416623
Reference URL