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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 Page274
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION served: "There was nothing to be done about it; it was one of those incidents to which newspaper men are liable anywhere, which are of frequent occurence to Gentiles in Utah, and for which there is no remedy there." The Daily Journal was praised on May 3, 1871 by the Deseret News, which observed, "The paper presents a very creditable appearance. It indulges in high hopes for the future of Corrine." Only three weeks later, though, the Journal's editor was labelled by the Ogden Junction a "Mormon eater once more in hot water." Of the Daily Mail, historian J. Cecil Alter wrote after researching its 1874 files, "Being published at Corrine is sufficient assurance that its policy was anti-Mormon. The news service gradually improved and the items were written with a little more definite slant against the Mormons. Usually there were no editorials, but when run they were hot." The Record's policies were reflected in the fact both its bow and its demise took place in 1877. Launched as a daily, it dwindled to thrice-weekly, then semi-weekly and then, after nine months, to none-at-all weekly. Deseret's Millard County Blade was sufficiently tart to provoke an "Indian scare," which led to the paper's move to Nephi. Alter describes an "Indian scare" as "a way of referring to supposed secret but summary exterminations by 'Danites' or 'Destroying Angels,' alias Mormon vigilantes." "Choosing up sides" in the Mormon debate was of sufficient importance that the American Newspaper Directory in that era carried a descriptive line affirming, if it so-chose, that particular paper's stand. The 1885 version said of the Southern Utah Times in Frisco: "Independent; Anti-Mormon." It was also described by contemporaries in these terms: Logan's Utah Journal, called it "An insignificant and disreputable sheet." The Salt Lake Democrat labelled it "That lying, contemptible sheet, printed by devils, edited in Hell." Kanab's Kane County News was strongly anti-polygamy and opposed to church leaders as late as 1916. But it was reported, "A committee of Church authorities waited on him (editor Will Dobson) and a new light led him into a divergent 274
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Identifier 283-UPA_Page274.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416285
Reference URL