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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
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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 Page500
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION The Salt Lake Tribune, its corporate stockholders, the state of Utah, its citizens and institutions. 11 J.F." became the legend. Fitzpatrick's pithy letter of application to Tom Kearns remains today in his file at the Kearns-Tribune Corporation. It is a file that is startlingly thin, almost devoid of the expectable plaudits, awards, citations and acclaim thrust his way. Indeed, it totally belies the enormous influence for good he had on his newspaper and adopted community. J.F. wanted it that way, planned it that way, indeed demanded it be so. Though he set the stage for vast civic good works and Tribune successes, and though he orchestrated almost all the details, he insisted on anonymity in the wings. He was, however, coaxed and cajoled into accepting an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from Brigham Young University in 1956. As the citation put it: "This characteristic (for anonymity) can be attributed both to his fine sense of modesty and his conviction that much can be accomplished if work is uninterrupted by applause." Fitzpatrick began to accomplish much right from the start as Tom Kearns1 secretary and confidant in 1913. He arrived back in Salt Lake City knowing little of the society or corporate affairs and absolutely nothing about the newspaper business. He plunged into self education on all fronts, especially with the Tribune, as one "thoroughly versed in spelling, punctuation, grammatical construction and composition." That area, at least, was familiar. While he quickly developed a shrewd business sense and fondness for Kearns1 mining and real estate interests, he fell in love with Tom's newspaper. He developed a fine instinct for all matters editorial, a sensitive nose for news, insisting on clear, concise writing and journalistic integrity. Kearns was mightily impressed and drew him closer to the corporate soul. On October 10, 1918, Tom Kearns was struck by a car while crossing the street near the Brigham Young Monument. Eight days later, he died of a stroke. The widowed Jennie Kearns turned instantly to John 500
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Identifier 506-UPA_Page500.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416511
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416511