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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

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Title Page182
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION black citizens until 1909, the last two years under the editing pen of Mrs. L. A. Taylor, widow of the founder. A copy from January 9, 1897 is the sole remaining evidence of its existence, however, while the Utah history of the Broad Ax is preserved in its entirety on microfilm. A fourth Afro-American newspaper in Utah was the Tri City Oracle, briefly produced in American Fork in 1902 by Washington, Sellers & Co. A single front page of a fifth black publication, Western Light, dated May 30, 1914 is in the possession of Salt Lake City minister Rev. France Davis. It was Vol. 2, No. 14, indicating it was started in February, 1913, but no other evidence of the paper has been found. Black newspapers have been virtually non-existent in Utah in more recent years and no other black journalists have subsequently participated in the association. Of the original group involved in creation of Utah State Press Association, J. B. Rawlings left the least distinct tracks. The Silver Star rose and descended within a year's time and its founding publisher departed with scarcely a trace. Quite similar were the careers of two early presidents of the association. Ernest G. Rognon, Payson Globe, was the second to guide UPA's fortunes. He departed for Seattle, Washington in 1903 and there his trail vanishes. Fred Nelson, Utah County Democrat of Provo, the fifth president, also left no footprints whatever. Few in Utah's newspaper history could claim more newspaper affiliations than James T. Jakeman, a bearded, rather portly journalist of some skill who founded numerous failed publications. His career is extensively outlined in Chapter 16, for he played a key role in the 1912 division of the association. Never a publisher/owner, but an oft-quoted and frequently controversial editor for three decades was Scipio Africanus Kenner. A rather handsome, wavy-haired and mustachioed man at the height of his career, he'd started newspapering at age 16 as a printer in St. George. Before his death in 1913 at age 61, he had edited 11 newspapers of assorted frequencies and 182
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Identifier 191-UPA_Page182.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416193
Reference URL