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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 When Utah Press Association began its Better Newspaper Contests in 1951, the General Excellence winner among the state's largest weeklies was the Box Elder Journal. From that time through his active years as publisher, his papers were consistently ranked in the contest's top strata, even though the News directly competed with the Journal. One or the other of the two papers repeatedly won the coveted General Excellence designation over the years and captured blue ribbons as well for Community Service, an honor sought-after by the state's publishers because it reflected the newspaper's instigation and/or editorial support of projects which benefitted the community it served. The News and Journal's citations were all for civic improvements, but three were perhaps the most notable: One was labelled "the most ambitious water development project in the city's history." It included construction of a large reservoir in Mantua Valley, several miles up Box Elder Canyon above the town, a diversion canal, a penstock down the canyon, an equalizing reservoir and related water service works. Another was a drive for construction of a new high school and demolition of the older, outdated one. Though it wasn't a popular cause, Brigham City people remember, "It was absolutely needed." A third, in still another time period, was re-leveling and widening of Brigham City's Main Street, an engineering feat accomplished by removing the high center crown. The work was accompanied by installation of new, much-needed utility lines. The papers were also recognized for playing a leading role in such projects as establishment of the Intermountain Indian School, construction of a community center and initiation of a Senior Citizens program to serve the area. Such honors, the publisher often said, were "the reward for hiring professionals and giving them a free hand, plus encouragement." As much as possible he employed editorial staff members who had collegiate journalistic training. Still, it was Clay who wrote the often hard-hitting editorials in support of a particular objective. Many times they appeared 461
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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 416472
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416472