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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 Page278
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION writers of more recent times managed to make their statement with more subdued language. And, in general, criticism of the dominant religion ceased to be an editorial subject. Does that mean today's editor lacks the courage of his convictions so apparent in many from another era? Hopefully not, although some in small towns have concluded the mental and monetary problems resulting from aggressive editorials aren't worth it. Mental because small-town editors are very close to their readers and are easily accessible. Consequently rebuttals are close-up and personal. That's a protection city editors enjoy -their "ivory towers" may not keep all critics away, but certainly do form a barrier against the rank and file. And monetary because many a small-town publisher has paid for expressing his opinion in revenue lost when advertising schedules were cancelled. Business people, too, know where newspapers generate the greater portion of their income. While it's hardly in keeping with the guarantee of freedom of speech to financially curb the printed voice, it's an inescapable fact of life. All of which can probably be summarized with the observation that it requires more than a smattering of courage to write editorials in most less-populous communities on any subject more volatile than motherhood and education of the young. A paragraph in Hillier Krieghbaum's book, Facts In Perspective, explains it well. The author quoted one weekly newspaper's editorial titled "It Takes Guts To Write Small Town Editorials," and added the observation that it could be echoed by many other contemporaries: "The editor who toils in continual fear of the people with whom he lives and works is an editor who does nothing for his community. .. so now you know why we often are criticized, seldom are lauded, but attempt week-to-week to voice an opinion whether it's about the potato shortage or the lack of a parking lot in our community. We are attempting to newspaper." 278
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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 416289
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416289