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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 Page595
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME folio." It seems likely the Junction's recently-departed editor, now on the staff of the News, might have authored that compliment. Shortly before the church leader's death in 1877, Brigham Young had asked Penrose to come to the Deseret News. It was no surprise that he would seek out the talented man, for even those who would re-read the Junction in later years were impressed with the paper. In his book, Early Utah Journalism, Alter comments: "Looking back through the files, the Junction, under editor Charles Penrose, was a splendid newspaper . . . there were excellent editorials on a horizon-wide range of subjects, as well as an excellent local and state news service. The arrangement of the matter was neat and orderly. It is no wonder Mr. Penrose was finally annexed to the Deseret News, for he was not only a loyal, intelligent church man, but a practical newspaper man as well, with the initiative and courage of a born leader." The move to the News was a timely one for Penrose. After his departure, the Junction gradually deteriorated and finally succumbed to the form of financial malnutrition that plagued Ogden newspapers for many years. In the valedictory, published February 16, 1881, then-editor Leo Haefeli wrote: "We have endeavored to furnish the public of Ogden City and Weber County with an organ worthy of their appreciation and approbation. It seems the dullness of the times paralyzed our friends in their efforts to help us carry on the heavy load with which we were burdened. As we were willing to take work for glory, but unable to take glory for our sole pay, we have been compelled by the stagnation of business to retire from a field so unfruitful." It must have been more than mere coincidence that Penrose became editor of the Deseret News in 1880 and in that same year Charles C. Goodwin was elevated to the same position at the Salt Lake Tribune. Their editorial feud in a time when Mormonism and plural marriage were considered "fair game" for critics of the Latter-day Saints Church attracted the attention of editors throughout the country. 595
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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 416606
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416606