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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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Title Page473
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME Missouri, where Robert completed his schooling and served a printer's apprenticeship. After cutting his journalistic teeth on smaller Missouri publications, he became a reporter on the Denver Republican staff. Later he was both editor of the Aspen Times and owner of a real estate business there for several years. His first newspaper ties in Utah were with the Salt Lake Herald, then with the Salt Lake Tribune. But in 1898 he leased the Eastern Utah Advocate, which had gone through a succession of owners after its 1895 founding and in spite of what might be termed a somewhat speckled history, was well-patronized and respected. The Advocate, which had emerged with a new name from the roots of the Eastern Utah Telegraph, founded in 1891, encountered difficulties in 1895 when co-publishers S. H. Brownlee and Dexter Smith were accused of arson. It was charged they'd set fire to their office to collect insurance. Less than a year later, Brownlee, who was the editor, was charged with criminal libel. Sentenced to six months in jail, he escaped after 30 days by crafting a key from a nonpariel slug. He never returned and a succession of lessee publishers followed. The paper came under Crockett's editorial guidance two years before the turn of the century. He was joined by his brother, John, and together they produced the Advocate until July 3, 1913. At that time it was leased by Fred L. Watrous of Myton, Utah. For two years Robert Crockett remained on the editorial staff before resigning to join his brother in launching the Sun on June 4, 1915. The Advocate was merged with the Carbon County News July 9, 1915 and the News-Advocate and the Sun then competed bitterly for the area newspaper market until 1932. Robert Crockett explained the emergence of the Sun in its initial issue. "The Sun is being sent to subscribers of the East- 473
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Identifier 480-UPA_Page473.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416484
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416484