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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
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Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
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Title Page53
Description SOME SUCCEEDED; MANY MORE DIDN'T tenure. Particular note should be made of the degree of difficulty involved in these ambitious undertakings. It's perhaps best expressed by Robinson himself in a tongue-in-cheek excuse offered in mid-March: "We feel that an apology is due to our subscribers for the non-appearance of the Herald last week; and by way of explanation, may say that the 'type' we had previously used proved defective, and we concluded to wait until we could get a fresh supply!" The book Early Utah Journalism, by J. Cecil Alter observes, "Some humor, since the editor drew each letter with his quill!" Of the Herald, Alter said, "A real newspaper in spirit and in fact; issued to subscribers only, a goodly edition being run off, in the editor's own right hand." In greeting the Sanpitcher, Robinson wrote: "Instead of being printed with the pen, it is written in common orthography, yet it is a neat concern and highly creditable..." The Deseret News editorially noted all three manuscript papers on April 24, 1867: "From Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, with the editor's compliments and good wishes, comes Number 5, Volume 1 of the Sanpitcher, 'editor and publisher, David Candland,' a neat little news sheet of three columns, with a supplement filled with editorial tidbits and local items. We hear of one or two other interesting little papers of a similar character throughout the territory, illustrative of the taste and the desire for 'news,' local and foreign, which keeps growing among the people." The Gazette was greeted by the Salt Lake Telegraph with the observation, "We are pleased to receive the American Fork Weekly Gazette, edited by Brother R. G. Eccles. It is published in neat manuscript." Not all manuscript newspapers were distributed. Some were simply composed and read to an audience gathered for a verbal recital. One of many was The Lehi Evening Post, of which that community's modern-day historian, Richard Van-Wagoner, has written: "To provide both a grapevine for news and a creative outlet for the literary-minded, small towns often resorted to publishing 53
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
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Reference URL