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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 Page185
Description COLORFUL PUBLISHERS -- THEN AND NOW She also became fluent in the Ute Indian tongue and decided to give the Basin its first newspaper. "Here I am today, The Uintah Papoose, young in years and experience," she wrote in the opening edition. "But if time will tell I hope to become a 'heap big chief me.' My 'paper talk' will be limited, but I shall use my eyes and ears and let you all know what is going on from one end of the county to the other. I may wail sometimes, as any papoose will, but a good medicine will be a new subscription. " It was well-supported by community businesses and often acknowledged in their publications by fellow Territorial publishers. Still, the Papoose changed hands after one year, Mrs. Boan selling it at the outset of 1892 to James Barker and retiring from newspapering. Somewhat unique among Utah's early journalists, she left the field with money in her pocket as opposed to many who had nothing to show for their venture but unpaid bills. No list of entrepreneurial publishers would be complete without the name of James M. Kirkham. A Lehi businessman, he entered the weekly field because he wanted to create a better advertising medium for his enterprises. In the aftermath he published three Utah County papers, created the highly-successful Utah Farmer and concluded his career in a management position with the Deseret News. His life is chronicled among those commemorated in the Newspaper Hall of Fame. Early registration lists identify a noteworthy trend in the association's membership. It was the advent of feminine participation, marked by the arrival of Miss Adaline Ross of the Lehi Banner at the 1897 conclave. Whether or not it reflected a chilly reception given the young lady by what was then an all-male organization, no other female registrants were recorded until 1906, when Mary Anderson of the Children's Friend was elected recording secretary, the first lady to hold office in the association. Mrs. Ann M. Cannon of the Young Women's Journal, a Salt Lake City publication, was in attendance in 1908 and Miss Anderson was elected treasurer in 1909. Thereafter, women journalists were frequently involved in 185
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Identifier 193-UPA_Page185.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416196
Reference URL