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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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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION ham Young University faculty member. Quite cautiously, the teacher agreed to become a newsman, part-time, while completing the school year, and then full-time through the summer. By Fall, he'd been fatally bitten by the 'newspaper bug' and never did return to teaching. The Post, though the older of the city's newspapers, occupied a secondary position in the Provo market and was, at best, a shaky venture. After eleven months Gunnar had become its associate editor and had also demonstrated his mathematical skills by helping to rectify what he would later term 'slipshod' bookkeeping. But the paper fell on dismal economic times and, in a cost cutting measure, the owners eliminated him from the staff. Though a shock, since he'd literally burned his bridges as an educator, it proved a blessing in disguise. Within 24 hours, E. C. Rodgers, publisher of the competing Provo Herald, offered him a reporting job. Gunnar accepted after arranging to simultaneously act as Provo area reporter for the Deseret News, a $50 per month position long held by Nephi Hicks but actually carried out by Gunnar while he'd been on the Post staff. Rodgers' first order to his new reporter was, "Learn to use the typewriter!" Which he did, often practicing at night and on weekends to develop his skill. His method involved two fingers of each hand, not an unusual typing pose for the self-taught. And, like many other two-finger typists, he became quite rapid on the machine. The Herald, established in 1909, was financially stable and progressive. On April 17, 1922, only a few days after Gunnar had joined the staff, it was converted from a semi-weekly to a daily. Within a year, in order to expand its coverage, the paper subscribed to International News Service. By then Gunnar had become City Editor. An 8-page Duplex press began accelerating production in 1924, and when it was replaced four years later by a much faster 12 page rotary, the masthead listed N. Gunnar Rasmuson as Editor and Manager. 604
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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 416615
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416615