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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 other Lehi buildings of that time and reprints of Lehi Banner articles. Forming a press association was not a Utah innovation. In the East, where there were newspapers which pre-dated those of the frontier country by a century or more, editors and publishers had joined together long before those of the mountain lands. As early as 1839, in fact, Ohio editors convened to create a mutual society but their efforts were derided by at least one of the state's papers which labelled the meeting " "A gathering of half-starved political scribblers and type stickers." It would be another decade before the Ohio Editorial Association was activated and it proved to be only mildly successful. It remained for 27 Wisconsin newsmen to convene in the state's capital city on January 13, 1853 and create what is generally recognized as the first true newspaper organization, the Wisconsin Editors' and Publishers' Association. Re-named Wisconsin Press Association in 1877, it has operated without interruption for 140 years. Parenthetically, the current Executive Manager of that organization is LeRoy Yorgason, a Utah native and one-time manager of Utah Press Association. New York journalists formed a similar society later that year and in 1857 New Jersey followed suite. The concept didn't spread widely, though, for another decade. Then, in succession immediately following the Civil War, the Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan and Massachusetts associations were all organized. Proof that states with names beginning with 'M' had no monopoly on the idea came with creation of both Vermont and New Hampshire organizations in the same general time frame prior to 1870. Though Utah newsmen were not the first in the Mountain country to organize, neither were they the last. Colorado led among regional states by knitting together its State Press Association of Colorado on August 6, 1878, two years after statehood. It would become today's Colorado Press Association. New Mexico journalists were the next to create a society in 1881, although several reorganizations were necessary 21
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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 416032
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416032