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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 Page300
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION almost out of a desire to help the weekly press succeed. He met with such popularity that when he found he could no longer carry out the function because of other duties, he was named Secretary Emeritus. In 1936, after many years of assisting in the association's progress -- a virtual ambassador-without-portfolio -- he was lauded by the grateful organization and in 1937 a posthumous plaque expressing appreciation was given to his widow. Constantly seeking additional newspaper members, UPA advertised, at Porte's urging, in a 1917 issue of The Bulletin, then its official publication: "An organization of progressive publishers of country newspapers in Utah. No benefits - the association does not promise the impossible, but seeks to help the country newspaper business as a whole. Meetings are held twice a year. If you are a live newspaper publisher, join in with us. It costs but $2 - now!" Porte had recognized early in tiny Hunter, North Dakota that job printing was the backbone of small weeklies. He studied it so diligently that he became a recognized expert and his pricing catalogue opened the eyes of many commercial printers who thought they were producing a piece of work at a profit but were quite wrong because they'd failed to consider some key factors. During the 1930s, USPA had, in Hendrik Romeyn, another part-time executive secretary. His principal occupation was being secretary of the Printing Industry of Utah and of the Business Men's Alliance. His affiliation with USPA came to an end at the 1941 convention when, in a controversial decision, he was ousted after a six-year tenure. The 17-16 vote reflects how divided publishers were on the matter. For many years between the Porte and Romeyn eras, the work ordinarily carried out by a secretary was conducted by publishers themselves. As a result, becoming an officer or director involved companion duties requiring considerable time and effort, particularly in legislative watch-dogging, advertising sales and convention planning. For a brief time in 1941, Merle Taylor was the association's secretary. He proposed to the Board of Directors in April 300
Format application/pdf
Identifier 309-UPA_Page300.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416311
Reference URL