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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 Standard in the Tribune story. Littlefield had launched the Press earlier in 1893, but remained with it only a short time and became a Standard staff member prior to the founding meeting. His affiliation with the Press only months before Mr. Webb called the newsmen together probably accounts for the Banner column linking him with a paper for which he no longer worked. Another difference in the two accounts is the presence of M. L. (Milton) Scott of the American Fork Item. While listed by Mr. Webb as one of those attending the meeting, he doesn't appear in the Tribune's story. Less than 90 days before the newsmen gathered in Lehi, Scott had founded the Item. In May he'd closed the doors on the Spanish Fork Sun, which he'd published for less than a year. The Item became the American Fork World in 1896 and a year later ceased publication. Scott afterward had a short-lived tenure with the Utah County Press in Provo, then vanished from the state's journalistic scene. A third discrepancy concerns A. B. Thomson. There's no 'h' in either paper's spelling of his name. And he's identified with the Brighton Star by the Tribune though he has no newspaper affiliation in the Banner's column. Actually, the correct spelling of his name does include an 'h' -- Thomson. And he was a well-known journalist whose nom de plume was "Milo Zip". His Utah career included founding the short-lived Brigham City Voice (1894-95), planning in 1891 but never launching a weekly paper in Helper and acting as a Utah County correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune. Brighton, where Thomson newspapered in 1892-93, wasn't the community of that name located at the head of Big Cot-tonwood Canyon. It was a four-year-old housing development some five miles southwest of Salt Lake City ~ in fact, a suburb of that time. The visionary Utah & Nevada Railroad passed by, affording a telegraph and express office, and the ambitious new town also had a post office. The Brighton Star had begun life in 1890 as the Record, managed by C. H. James. Its name was changed by Thomson after he acquired it two years later. "Editorials and news items in his Star, read like a real estate promotional circular," quips 15
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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 416026
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416026