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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 Page528
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION old ones. It provides a means for them to exchange ideas - that's what improves newspapers and, in turn, improves the association. That's been one of the principal results of UPA - improvements in the standards of the papers." From 1926 until its realization in 1943, "A.B." was a prime mover in the association retaining a full time Executive Secretary. For several years thereafter, he was a member of the committee which guided UPA's newspaper advertising solicitation and legislative actions. In 1960, he would be the first to be accorded the Master Editor and Publisher Award. Two years later he would chair the committee which created the Newspaper Hall of Fame and subsequently would guide it through its first 11 years. In recognition of those contributions and his longtime devotion to association activities, Abe was the first to receive the newly-created John E. Jones Award in 1975. Wood's interest in the Times-News was acquired by his co-publisher in 1928. There was little immediate change in operating methods, but two years later, like its counterparts throughout the nation, the paper had to adjust radically to the financial bind which resulted from the nation's Great Depression. It weathered the bleak economy of the '30s, though many businesses in the county didn't. The depression stymied A.B.'s only newspaper venture outside Utah. He leased the Idaho Commonwealth of Idaho Falls in 1933, but was unable to put it on a sound financial basis and soon returned to Nephi. On April 10, 1942, five months after the outbreak of World War II, Abe separated himself from Nephi when he purchased the Pleasant Grove Review. His younger brother, Roy, who'd joined him at the Times-News in 1931 and became its editor in 1933, remained as publisher. Later he would purchase the paper from "A.B." The Review had been a sister-publication to the American Fork Citizen and was produced on the Citizen's equipment. Consequently, an entire printing plant had to be created following the change of ownership. The new publisher addressed the problem editorially: "It takes a lot of money to equip and operate a newspaper. We have faith in Pleasant Grove, and its 528
Format application/pdf
Identifier 534-UPA_Page528.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416539
Reference URL