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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 UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION verge of a population explosion as a winter recreational spa on the fringes of the desert. The News had been founded in 1898 by Hall of Fame publisher John Wallis. He sold it in 1900, though, to D. U. Cochrane, a transplanted Oregon newsman, who changed its name to The Dixie Falcon - and quickly went broke. A half-dozen years later, in 1908, Wallis returned to Dixie, revived the News and published it until 1927, when John F. Stauffer became its owner. He, in turn, sold to Edgar R. Simpson in 1933 and the Lymans became the publishers in 1947. Mountford quickly increased circulation from 500 to over 3,000, modernized the plant -- to the surprise of none of his newspaper friends -- and upgraded the editorial product. In state press competition for 1959, only his second year at the helm, the News captured a General Excellence citation. The press association accorded Frank Mountford its highest individual accolade, the Master Editor and Publisher Award, at its February, 1968 convention. Though it wasn't planned that way, Frank somehow gravitated to ancient buildings to house his newspapers. The home of the Wave was said by local historians to be "the oldest original building still in use in Heber City." Folks familiar with early days in Dixie said the News was produced in what had once been a saloon in the ghost town of Silver Reef. Frank's explanation of the need for community newspapers, an editorial subject when he assumed ownership of the News, was little short of textbook material. He labelled as its assignments, "Unify the county and bring each community into friendly contact with the other towns; inform, entertain, amuse and give enjoyment; report on happenings in the county to the people of the county; campaign for the good of the whole; reflect and adjust to the tastes and needs of the readers, who, after all, are the ones who pass final judgement on the press." He continued with the frequently overlooked rule that "Opinions and personalities belong on the editorial page; a news story gives the facts and quotes the statements of people, 590
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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 416601
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416601