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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 Page596
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Penrose was termed, "perhaps the most brilliant, provocative and widely quoted editor of the Deseret News." Goodwin was labelled by another observer of that day, "easily the foremost newspaperman who has ever been in the life of the Western country." Obviously, both men were outstanding journalists at a time when their state was struggling through sometimes stormy formative times. Penrose and Goodwin traded hard blows during an uproarious chapter of Utah history and though their printed exchanges were volatile, the men respected one another. Penrose referred to his able foe as "my friend, the enemy." It is perhaps noteworthy, though immaterial, that both Penrose and Goodwin were men of small stature. Goodwin's career had included a stint on such noteworthy newspapers of that day as the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City. He was once elected a Judge in Nevada and as a result the title "Judge" prefaced his name throughout the 37 years he lived in Utah. For all intents and purposes, Penrose was virtually the editor of the News from the time he joined the staff in 1877. This was because George Q. Cannon, the editor, was away so much on church business. He was an apostle of the Latter-day Saints Church, owner of the News. Penrose was a flint-solid defender of his church and its people during some of their most difficult years, politically and economically, in Utah. He was also a quick-thinking, hardworking editor and administrator whose "hair and temper had a fiery hue," a contemporary observed. There was no deviation from its policy on the part of the News in this hectic era. Editorially, it said of itself, "The News does not aim at any distinction as a sensational or what is commonly called a "spicy" paper. We have no desire to pander to a depraved public taste; we would rather have our paper tame and truthful, than sprightly and misleading. "Our position," the editorial continued, "on what is called the 'Mormon' question is well defined. We have no halfway 596
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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 416607
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416607