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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 ChapterSeventeen-Page299
Description CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Managers Over A Half-Century Utah Press Association has had a full-time secretary-manager for half of its century of existence. In fact, it was observing the 50th anniversary of its founding when the first full-time executive was employed. The title has varied from simply "Manager" to "Field Secretary," "Executive Secretary" and "Executive Director." But the assignment has been essentially the same - knit together the varied purposes for which the organization exists, represent it, both in the metropolitan area and out-of-state, protect its interests in actions of governmental bodies and assist its officers in maintaining continuity of its various programs. It's not surprising, in view of the importance of advertising dollars in the production of newspapers, that most member publishers have made the sale of advertising an important stipulation in the job description. What's to be gained from rubbing shoulders with other newspaper people in terms of problem solving and improvement of product is important in their minds, too. But the perfect blending is having a forum in which to learn how to produce a better newspaper and at the same time having a goodly amount of advertising from nonlocal sources. Prior to 1943, when the first true, full-time executive was hired, the association's need for such a person was frequently discussed though never acted upon. The first to actually fulfill such a role, although in a part-time setting, was Roy T. Porte, in 1925. A former newsman who had come to Salt Lake City as secretary of the Ben Franklin Club, an organization of commercial printers, he would later found Porte Publishing Company, producer of the nationally-known Franklin Printing Catalogue. Porte added USPA to his list of secretarial duties 299
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Identifier 308-UPA_ChapterSeventeen-Page299.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416310
Reference URL