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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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION elected over James M. Kirkham by a majority of two votes. Mr. Peet had the solid support of J. T. Jakeman and some lady magazine publishers, which angered the country publishers and caused a revolt. The contention is long standing and is attributed to the work of Jakeman. "A number of the country publishers met later and effected the Utah Newspaper Ass'n., to be purely a business organization and whose members are to be newspaper men only. Magazine writers are not eligible to membership. Members of the later organization (i.e. the Utah Newspaper Ass'n.) are also members of the Press Association." Jeppson's reference to "magazine publishers" is reflected in registration lists which indicate one or more staff members of Improvement Era, The Children's Friend, Young Women's Journal and Educational Review were among the delegates. In reality, the new Utah Newspaper Association represented the majority of the state's less-than-daily publishers and continued to carry out the functions for which Utah State Press Association had been created. After the breakup, USPA was numerically thin even though several out-state newsmen didn't choose to leave its ranks and some others were active in both. The Tribune's coverage of the melee concluded, "A movement towards reconciliation is said to have been started by the syndicate owners last night, but the 'insurgents' spurn this suggestion." The controversy smouldered during the next five years. Both associations conducted 1913 conventions; USPA at Hotel Utah and UNA at the Commercial Club. But it was the last such meeting held by the skeleton USPA organization remaining after the walkout of country editors. A year later the Utah Newspaper Association attracted 30 publishers to its convention, including a majority of those who had remained in USPA. But among those not present were several prominent newsmen who were irritated about the two-pronged association and expressed indifference about its future course. The situation was unchanged during the following two years and because of that, Utah's non-daily press was largely 292
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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 416303
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416303