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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 Page386
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION As a result of his interest, after Mr. Merrill's demise BYU instituted a Best Front Page competition bearing his name. It later became an important segment of the association's Better Newspaper Contest. Brigham Young's journalism department certainly played a part in bringing about the competition of today. Under the direction of Prof. Oliver R. Smith, a contest was created to determine Utah's best journalistic efforts in several categories similar to today's divisions, with an overall "Sweepstakes" winner. That honor was comparable to what became the General Excellence recognition when the association created its own judging system. The 'Y' judges named the Price Sun-Advocate and the Spanish Fork Press top papers in their respective circulation categories in 1947. A year later the Sun-Advocate was again selected among larger weeklies and the Orem-Geneva Times was chosen in the smaller circulation category. BYU's involvement ended after two years. A segment of the state's publishers felt their papers would be more objectively judged by their peers than by journalism instructors and students. It wasn't "open rebellion," but nevertheless was a concept that somewhat diminished the value of BYU's efforts. In 1949, Dr. Carlton Culmsee, Dean of the Journalism Department at Utah State Agricultural College, introduced what became an ongoing contest for newspapers of the state. At that year's Winter Convention he gave the Community Service Award to the ML Pleasant Pyramid and its co-publish- '*:. CARLTON CULMSEE - USU Dean created fine award. 386
Format application/pdf
Identifier 393-UPA_Page386.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416397
Reference URL