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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 Page156
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION the Deseret News launched a circulation war that lasted five years, resulting in heavy losses for the Deseret News and flattening of The Tribune's profit curve. The war ended in 1952 with The Tribune and News entering a Joint Operating Agreement, the 18th of its kind. The arrangement merged all departments, except the news and editorial departments, to enjoy the economies of single plant operation. The news and editorial departments remained competitive to maintain two independent voices for the community. The Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 approved the Salt Lake and all other Joint Operating Agreements. By 1960, with The Tribune prospering and growing in circulation and influence, Newspaper Agency Corporation was firmly established and fulfilling the hopes which brought it into being. In September an inevitable but unexpected shock hit The Tribune. John F. Fitzpatrick died suddenly from a heart attack. For the staff the blow was softened by the knowledge that a successor had been trained to take control. John W. Gallivan, a nephew of the widow of Thomas Kearns, had been selected long ago by Mrs. Kearns and Fitzpatrick to fill the void when it occurred. He had been educated for the responsibility and thoroughly prepared for the job in menial to responsible positions in business, editorial and advertising departments. Two days after Fitzpatrick's death Gallivan succeeded as publisher of The Tribune and president of Newspaper Agency Corporation. Gallivan was followed by Paul J. (Jerry) O'Brien, 1984 and Dominic Welch, 1994. O'Brien, a native of Minneapolis, was Associated Press Salt Lake Bureau Chief when he joined The Tribune as assistant to the publisher in 1962. Welch was born in Price, Utah in 1932. A Certified Public Accountant, he became Kearns-Tribune Corporation assistant controller in 1965. As well as being publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune, he is president of both Kearns-Tribune and Newspaper Agency Corporation. Each of Fitzpatrick's successors has maintained a highly 156
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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 416167
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416167