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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 UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION late Harrison Conover of the Springville Herald remembered the most torrid conflict for the reader's dollar happening when the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune were in fierce head-to-head circulation competition. It obviously extended into the hinterlands, for Conover felt it fifty miles from the capital city. His recollection in a Utah State Press Association convention talk drew nods of agreement from other outlying publishers, some an even greater distance from Salt Lake City. Similar news and circulation conflicts focussed on dailies in Logan and Ogden as well, perhaps more so in the Standard-Examiner's area since it reached within the boundaries of more less-than-daily publications. And when the Color Country Spectrum became a successful southern Utah daily, both the Washington County News and the Iron County Record, once county seat weeklies, ceased to exist. The strength of Salt Lake City's dailies was understandably a growth barrier to suburban weeklies in Bountiful, Midvale, Magna, Sugar House, South Salt Lake and Murray. Important news of those communities was generally printed first by the Tribune and News, dulling the impact of the story appearing in the weekly. Larger advertisers located in the suburban towns were attracted to the wider circulation base of the dailies as well, which cut into the financial income of the smaller publications. But while the competitive struggle for the ad-dollar was an important factor for the suburban papers, it could more properly be described as a minor annoyance to the city dailies. And among major cities across the nation, such daily-versus-suburban clashes were the norm, not the exception. The competitive factor tended to ebb and flow. In many out-state communities the weekly editor or a member of the staff was a stringer for the Trib or the News on occasion. And probably a quite capable one since he or she was one of the town's few knowledgeable journalists. So by and large the daily-weekly relationship was congenial if not always totally pleasant. One of the few out-and-out confrontations took place during the 1960s. While Utah's other 134
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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 416145
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416145