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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 Page267
Description THE LURE OF NEWSPAPERING broken bones, coats of tar and feathers, blazing night-time duels, imprisonments, conflicts and quarrels galore - all in the name of a free press and a free speech, too freely interpreted!" Probably smiling as he wrote it, the editor of the Sandy Independent observed in 1895: "Friend Higgins (Judge Will C.) of the Iron County Record is adding glory to the profession, making a record as a foot-racer. That is a noble calling and one which might come in handy some day. We know of some editors who might have been better off had they not neglected this branch of their newspaper education." Softening of editorial language in a later day undoubtedly contributed to fewer such conflicts. But so long as one person expresses an opinion in print that's contrary to the views of another, a clash -- physical or verbal -- can result. It's all a matter of how upset the reader may be and how those with opposing opinions convey their reaction. Outright fisticuffs are quite rare today in comparison with the time of Utah's journalistic beginnings. Those early-day battles often weren't printed in the paper that was involved. Frequently, in fact, a neighboring or competing publication put the story in type, sometimes reporting only on hearsay. James H. Beadle, editor of the Corrine publication, Utah Reporter, suffered a broken collar bone, torn scalp and other lesser injuries when assaulted on a Brigham City street on November 2, 1869. His editorial tirades against the court system had resulted in a summons to appear before a Brigham City magistrate and Beadle was attacked as he walked out of the courtroom. Beadle, himself, reported the incident: "While passing from the courtroom to the street, I received a violent blow on the back of the head which prostrated me almost senseless upon the ground. Whether more than one took part I do not know; all I distinctly remember is a confused rush and trampling of heavy boots, and when I revived I was being raised by my friends, who were taking stock of my condition generally." Columns of the Salt Lake Herald reported a July, 1872 incident in Ogden in which Charles W. Penrose, editor of the 267
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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 416278
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416278