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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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Title Page135
Description UTAH'S SIX SURVIVING DAILIES dailies were silent onlookers, the press association joined National Newspaper Association in opposing the Joint Operating Agreement under which the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News had, in 1952, created Newspaper Agency Corporation. It was under fire after the Justice Department convicted a similar Tucson, Arizona combine of violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and the Star and Citizen were ordered to separate. The 20-plus such newspaper combines scattered across the United States, instead, banded together and sought Congressional immunity from the anti-trust statute as Sen. Karl Hayden of Arizona introduced the Failing Newspaper Act. After hearing pro and con testimony for several years, both the House and Senate did ratify what had been renamed the Newspaper Preservation Act, legalizing the JOAs under Justice Department scrutiny and protecting the merged papers from anti-trust action. Now and then, on the other hand, a common objective brought the dailies and weeklies together. When it did, the weekly association provided a base around which to rally. Legislative activities generally provoked the reaction needed to unite the state's newspapers, but now and then some other situation was responsible. Infrequently a mutual advertising goal was the aggravating factor. One such incident pitted the press and the State Liquor Commission over limitations on distillery advertising. Two aspects were at issue. One was the diminished dollar volume for those papers accepting such advertisements. The other was a perceived infringement on First Amendment guarantees in prohibiting a manufacturer properly promoting his product. Another issue which pitted the association and the Public Service Commission concerned the cost-allocation of utility advertising. Through the years the weekly press marked its progress and cited its accomplishments through UPA. But while the dailies weren't on record there, they, too, were imprinting their achievements on Utah's journalistic scene. In order that they not go unrecognized, the centennial history urged each of those papers to prepare its own review. 135
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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 416146
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416146