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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 Page607
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME moved to Logan. He retained responsibility for the Provo paper as well. Details of the struggle which ensued between the Herald and the Journal would fill volumes. The city's established paper editorially denounced the 'out-of-state interests' which had purchased the Herald and argued that "the money derived, except that involved in salary list, goes to the outside corporation whose interest in any field is governed exclusively by profits earned." That editorial concluded, "Of course in the case of a paper as firmly established in business and in the goodwill of its patrons as is the Journal, 'It can't be done!'" Logan's mayor entered the fray only a few weeks later. The Herald had assigned reporters to cover meetings of the City Commission, a procedure elected leaders resented. Then the Herald editorially attacked the Commissioners for their complacent attitude toward a dangerous bridge, site of an auto accident involving three young people. When the Mayor reacted by canvassing the business community in support of the Journal, his views, needless to say, were extensively quoted in that paper's editorial columns. "Citizens of Cache County, do you like it?" the Journal asked. "Do you want these California autocrats and their mouthpiece from Provo to direct the affairs of this city and community?" Responded Gunnar, as the Herald's editorial writer, "What kind of deal would the people of Utah get if an enemy should tell the world about them as he understands them?" Throughout the three-year struggle for the city's advertising and circulation support, as well as legal newspaper status, the Herald made patient and steady inroads, undoubtedly helped considerably by the death in late 1929 of Augustus Gordon, who'd edited the Journal for 36 years. That, along with the economic downturn of the depression which had gripped the nation, and the advancing age of the Journal's co-publishers, contributed to their decision to terminate the head-to-head conflict. Only those who've experienced first-hand the bitterness of such competition can appreciate its intensity. 607
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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 416618
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416618