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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 image/jpeg
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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Description THE FORMATION MEETING AND AFTERWARD Webb pointed out that most of the newsmen were from other walks of life -- some were farmers and cattlemen, for example -- and almost all were new to journalism and had scant experience in printing and newsgathering. In a sense, the Lehi editor was pinpointing both himself and his father, George, when he described typical territorial editors. A miller by trade, British-born George Webb had become involved in newspapering in 1891 with a group of business and professional men who established Lehi's first paper, the Banner. Walter, his eldest son, was better educated than his father and most of his contemporaries since he'd studied at Brigham Young Academy and had taught two years in Levan. He came into newspapering after the elder Webb became the Banner's sole owner. Walter recalled in his autobiography that what his father lacked in formal education he made up by reading widely and "through his own efforts became a well-educated man and a leader in his community." Utah Territory then had six daily papers. Three of them, the Deseret News, the Tribune and the Herald, were in Salt Lake City. Two, the Standard and the Sun, were in Ogden and the other, the Enquirer, in Provo. There were 27 less-than-daily newspapers in 25 communities spaced from Logan in the north to Richfield in the south. Three communities had competing papers: Brigham City, with the Box Elder Voice and the Brigham Bugler; Logan, where the tri-weekly Journal and the semi-weekly Nation were published, and Provo, with the daily Enquirer opposing the semi-weekly Dispatch. A number of less-than-daily foreign-language, fraternal, political and church publications such as Svenska Harolden, the Juvenile Instructor and Rocky Mountain Christian Instructor, were located in Salt Lake City, but were not newspapers of general circulation. That informing the populace through newspapers was a need still being met is evidenced by the birth of both the Independent, serving newly-incorporated Sandy, and the Record at Cedar City in the month during which Mr. Webb's group was laying the foundation of the press association. Neither paper exists today. The Sandy publication, originated 13
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416024
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416024