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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 Page277
Description THE LURE OF NEWSPAPERING things about each other. The Advocate can say the meanest things, but the Censor shows the greater capacity for taking punishment." In December, the Brigham Bugler noted, "The Richfield Advocate is the fiercest Mormon-eating paper published in Utah today." On October 17, 1898 the Advocate's plant burned to the ground and while it was being rebuilt, a new publisher took over. His first act was to re-name the paper the Reaper; his second was to make it clear he would not pursue the Advocate's principles. Wise decision, too, for 96 years later the Reaper is one of Utah's healthiest weeklies. At least four other Salt Lake City dailies were opponents of the Mormon Church in that pre-turn of the century time. The Evening Chronicle was labelled by contemporaries, "Clearly anti-Mormon; frequent anti-polygamy editorials. Frankly outspoken, usually with dignity, against everything Mormon, including the people!" The Salt Lake Democrat, which waxed hot and cold in its crusade, was analyzed in these terms: "Seems to become more anti-Mormon. Every issue contains something against the other newspapers and against the Church." Some of its headlines reflected the tenor: "That Mormon Disgrace." "Democracy and Mormonism." "The Saints' Crawfish." The Salt Lake Independent, which drew this brief analysis: Avowedly anti-Mormon; anti Tribune and anti Lockley (editor of the Tribune). The Utah Evening Mail, about which this was said: "It is plainly to be seen that its chief object, next to making money, will be to attack Mormonism and the Mormons." In retrospect, when all was said and done, it appears much was said and little was done. The Latter-day Saints Church survived the editorial crusades. The crusaders blunted their weapons against a sturdy opponent. And opposing schools of thought, at least newspaper-wise, realized it was a rather futile struggle since, without exception, neither convinced the other. While there's no record of them, there's little doubt that editors in succeeding years had their share of confrontations, some probably punctuated by fisticuffs. But for the most part 277
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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 416288
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416288