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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
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 Page151
Description UTAH'S SIX SURVIVING DAILIES of the bitter fight against policies of the Mormon Church was beginning to change. In those days the routine editorial barrages between the two papers were journalistic Gettysburgs. The Tribune was not an initiator of the feud but rather one of its creations. The principal founders, William S. Godbe, E. L. T. Harrison and Eli B. Kelsey, were prominent members of the LDS Church when they launched the Utah Magazine in January of 1868. Articles advocating economic policies (specifically mining development) in conflict with those of Brigham Young and the Church leadership led to excommunication of the Godbe group. Up to this point the schismatic elders insisted in speeches and in print that it was not their purpose to attack the Mormon Church as an ecclesiastical institution, but rather to reform and liberalize its economic and political policies. On April 15, 1871, they enlarged the scope of their crusade by starting The Salt Lake Daily Tribune and Utah Mining Gazette. Thus was the present 125 year old Salt Lake Tribune born to serve as spokesman for the new Liberal Party and bring about a coalition of "Godbeites" and gentiles. The outlook for the project, as evaluated by Edward W. Tullidge in his History of Salt Lake City, was less than impressive at the time but potentially bright. Both groups (Godbeites and gentiles) were few in numbers and, as Tullidge wrote: "Even when united they were but an insignificant minority compared with the party since known as the 'People's Party' (the Mormon Church party). On July 24, 1873, The Tribune was taken over by three Kansans -- George F. Prescott, A. M. Hamilton and Fred Lockley. With Lockley running the editorial department, the new publishers embarked upon a slashing, no-holds-barred fight on the Mormon Church and earned the title among the Mormons and their sympathizers of the "border ruffians." This ownership continued until the fall of 1883 when C. C. Goodwin, who had joined the staff of the paper three years earlier, and P. H. Lannan purchased a controlling interest. 151
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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 416162
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416162