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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 Page438
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Junction, a seven-year-old daily and one of the many long-forgotten papers which once served the state's rail center and succumbed to advertiser apathy and financial malnutrition. At that time, however, the Junction was doing well and in 1879 it extended into Cache Valley, delegating to the youthful Cannon the task of launching the Logan Leader. "It is a neat and attractive sheet; the articles are all bright, crisp, newsy and well-prepared," commented a contemporary Utah paper. "Mr. Cannon is meeting with gratifying success..." Reads the book, "Early Utah Journalism," by recognized Utah newspaper historian J. Cecil Alter, "Other state papers made friendly reference to and clipped freely from Mr. Cannon's Leader..." He left Logan after a year, though, and moved to San Francisco. But he'd made an indelible imprint on the Leader, a forerunner of today's Logan Herald-Journal. San Francisco had been the journalistic abode of George Q. Cannon at an early stage of his life. He founded and published there the weekly Western Standard. Perhaps his son sought to follow in his footsteps during the 1880-82 era when he was an editorial writer for the Chronicle. He returned to Utah to become secretary to John T. Caine, the Territorial Delegate to Congress. And when that term ended, he resumed work as an aide to the Recorder. In 1884 he was elected County Recorder. The Recorder's office proved but a brief detour from journalism. When his term came to an end, he joined the Ogden Herald, another of that city's daily papers which would eventually vanish from the scene. When that happened, though, Cannon recited a funeral sermon for the Herald on December 31, 1887 and presided the following morning at the birth of its successor, the Ogden Standard, a name he selected to commemorate his father's publication in San Francisco. His partner, Edwin A. Little-field, is also enshrined in the Newspaper Hall of Fame. Utah's politics in those days were within the framework of the People's and the Liberal parties. Cannon, politically ini- 438
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Identifier 445-UPA_Page438.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416449
Reference URL