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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 Page606
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION "The fields, the lakes, the mountains with their thousand entrancing nooks, the constantly growing communities and the progressive citizenry make Utah County the most ideal place in which to live," concluded the adjective-laden article, certainly repeated with frequency by the Chamber of Commerce. On August 28, 1928, Scripps League made its second purchase in Utah and simultaneously gave new direction to Gunnar's life. The acquisition was the Cache Valley Herald of Logan. Responsibility for its operation was immediately given him with instructions to divide his time equally between the Provo and Logan papers. The Scripps interests had invaded a tough market. The Herald had come to Logan in 1925, after being published in nearby Hyrum since 1908. Its much older competition had been launched as the Utah Journal in 1882 and became the Logan Journal ten years later. In 1894, it was acquired by Charles England and Jesse Earl, a quite competent publishing team. Considered one of the best equipped papers in the Mountain States, the Journal had begun daily publication in 1917 and had a strong support base in the Logan area. It was financially successful and its owners had no interest in selling it. Nor, it goes without saying, did they welcome this new competitor. The Journal, though, had its critics, some in the business and professional community and others among Utah's news-papering fraternity. The Salina Press had commented, "There are 12 newspaper liars in Utah. One of them is the editor of the Press; the other eleven is the editor of the Logan Journal" And the Brigham Bugler chastised, "The Logan Journal is the most selfish, brassed and radical old billy goat that ever butted the back pants of the unsuspecting." Initial efforts to put the Cache Valley Herald on solid financial ground were unsuccessful even though both Gunnar and E. C. Rodgers, acting for Scripps League, spent a great deal of time in Logan. It was soon apparent that resident management was needed and on September 13, 1929, Gunnar 606
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Identifier 612-UPA_Page606.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416617
Reference URL