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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 "If we stick to the office all day, we ought to be out hunting things to write about; if we go out and try to hustle we ought to be on the job in the office. "If we don't accept contributions, we don't appreciate genius; if we print them the paper is full of junk. "If we edit the other fellow's story we're too critical; if we don't, we're asleep. If we clip things from other papers, we're too lazy to write them; if we don't we're stuck with our own stuff. "Now like as not some guy will say we swiped this from some other paper. We did." In a more serious vein, a thoughtful description of community newspapering was written by John E. Andrist of the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle. It appeared in the January, 1992 issue of The Washington Newspaper, publication of Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, of which he was then President. In part, he wrote: Community journalism has little to do with size and a lot to do with heart and character. It has nothing to do with how often we publish our newspapers and everything to do with how we look at people and the locality on which we focus our news coverage. "Community journalism doesn't sacrifice quality, good writing or accuracy to attain that focus. It doesn't sacrifice fairness nor color the facts to build the links which connect people. "What we achieve in community newspapering is a sense of identity that connects us with our readers and our readers with everything we publish. We know we've made that connection when we hear people calling us 'THE newspaper' or remarking that 'OUR newspaper' says... and quoting us. "Connection is what we're all about. Connecting people to people, readers to community, institutions to 'us' instead of 'them.'" Now and again, though fortunately not with consistency, the press is accused of inaccuracy. To which noted Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, whose paper uncovered the Watergate scandal of the Nixon administration, responded that "newspapers are the first, rough draft of history." His train of thought was picked up by Peter Andrews in American Heritage, who 404
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Identifier 411-UPA_Page404.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416415
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416415