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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
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Title Page180
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION hovered throughout its existence between daily and semi-weekly frequency and appeared under both the Logan Nation masthead and those of the Utah Nation and the Logan Republican. That its editor was controversial is emphasized by a brief Park Record article dated December 9, 1893: "A. Rosen-baum, editor of the Logan Nation, was assaulted and roughly handled by D. W. Thatcher of that city." In mid-May, 1894, the Nation was sold and Rosenbaum disappeared into journalistic obscurity. Certainly an unlikely, albeit talented, early-day publisher was Julius F. Taylor of Broad Ax, a Salt Lake City weekly. "Unlikely" in view of Utah's extremely modest black population in that day, since Mr. Taylor was black and his paper presented viewpoints of his race, then referred to as "Negro" or "colored." A Virginia native, he made his way to Salt Lake City at age 41 after professional pauses ranging from months to years in Philadelphia; St. Paul, Minnesota; Fargo, North Dakota and Chicago. He unveiled the Broad Ax, (additional type on the flag read "Hew to the Line") on September 14, 1895. It was composed and printed in the Deseret News plant. Taylor's philosophy was quite plainly described in a masthead box: "Will promulgate and at all times uphold the true principles of Democracy, but farmers, Catholics, Protestants, Knights of Labor, Infidels, Mormons, Priests, Republicans or anyone else can have their say so long as their language is proper and responsibility is fixed. The Broad Ax is a newspaper whose platform is broad enough for all, ever claiming the editorial right to speak its own mind." And "speak its own mind" its publisher did, for he was a staunch Democrat and bitterly opposed to the Republican party. When he wasn't conducting an editorial dispute, not infrequently with a ranking Utah public official, he printed blistering columnar messages to competing black publisher W. W. Taylor (no relation) of the Plain Dealer, which termed itself "The recognized race journal of Utah" and urged, "Peace if possible; Justice at any rate. Help the Negro industry." If there were no other reason for the publishers to conduct feuds in print, the Plain Dealer was strongly Republican as opposed to 180
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Identifier 189-UPA_Page180.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416191
Reference URL