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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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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION of judge's decisions established many traditions which have continued through the years. Papers entered were those produced in 1951. Two men whose names would long be associated with publishing excellence shared the spotlight at the first Awards Banquet. Mr. Claybaugh's Box Elder Journal received the General Excellence trophy in Group A and Harrison Conover's Eureka Reporter won in Group B. C. N. (Clif) Memmott's Uintah Basin Standard of Roosevelt received the Community Service Award, which continued to be sponsored by Dr. Culm-see's department. In the beginning and for many years thereafter, winners could not compete in the following year's contest. Publishers of one year's General Excellence papers constituted the next year's contest committee. Actually, both publishers who won in 1951 could've been in the 1952 competition. One was. Claybaugh published the Box Elder News on Tuesday and the Journal on Friday. Hence his News was eligible to compete, although its publisher elected not to enter. Conover was publisher of not only the Eureka paper in Group B, but also the Mt. Pleasant Pyramid in that class. In addition, he published the Springville Herald, a Group A paper. He chose to enter the latter newspaper in 1952 and won General Excellence. The Group B victor was the Morgan County News, published by Albert W. (Al) Epperson. The contest was successful from the outset and when the association reached its centennial the annual competition had taken place without interruption for 43 years. In its early days, the contest was largely judged by journalism instructors and students at Utah's three major universities. As time went on, though, newsmen and women agitated for judging by their peers and finally the present-day system of having journalists of other states act as judges was adopted. In turn, Utahns have annually been called upon to perform similar duties for other state associations. Following the 1953 contest year, it was decided three circulation breakdowns would make for more equitable competition. As a consequence, Groups I, II and III were arranged, a 388
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Identifier 395-UPA_Page388.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416399
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416399