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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 THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME the Deseret Sunday School Union, and is now published as The Instructor. The first issue of The Deseret News as a daily with George Q. Cannon as editor and publisher was dated November 21, 1867. His newspaper work was interrupted from 1873 until 1877, when he again served as Utah's delegate to Congress. Upon returning, he was editor of The Deseret News from 1877 to 1879 as well as continuing his Congressional service. In October, 1880 he was selected by John Taylor as first counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church. Throughout this time, he functioned as Utah's Congressional delegate, but in 1882 was denied his Congressional seat because of the plural marriage controversy. Financial burdens caused the LDS Church to lease The Deseret News to the Cannon family in 1892. The eldest son, John Q., became editor and another son, Abraham H., was appointed business manager. In 1898, The News was returned to the church. The Cannon family's legacy of newspapering continued, though, as John Q. edited The Deseret News in addition to the 1892-98 period, from 1918 to 1922 and from 1928 to 1931. Joseph J., a younger son of George, was editor from 1931 to 1934 and Theodore L., a son of John Q., has been the paper's managing editor, and is now a feature columnist. For a period of time he was editor-publisher of the Sugar House Bulletin, where he was succeeded by his cousin, D. James, whose father, Sylvester Q., had served as president of the Deseret News Publishing Company. Before his death in 1901, George Q. Cannon's years of intensive training as a newspaperman and editor led him into other writing fields as well. He wrote and produced the book, "My First Mission," the initial volume of the "Faith Promoting Series," as well as the ninth volume of that series, "The Life of Nephi." During incarceration in the territorial penitentiary for plural marriage in 1888, he did most of the writing for his book, "The Life of Joseph Smith," considered his crowning literary work. Jerreld L. Newquist, in his book "Gospel Truth," wrote of 443
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416454
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416454