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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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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION greatest loves and its achievements in every endeavor were sources of great satisfaction to him. Unlike his brother, "Ern," as friends abbreviated his name, had virtually no trace of an accent. His pronunciation as well as his command of English was virtually flawless. And he operated the typewriter in conventional manner -- using all eight fingers and both thumbs. Staff members would recall he was a stickler for proper story composition, with near-errorless grammar and spelling to match. He insisted on concise leads and objectivity and accuracy in reporting. Under his guidance, Herald news people were frequently accorded journalistic honors by their peers on both the local and national scene. Ern often expressed through the printed word the pride he took in his chosen profession and for many years authored a personal column 'Desk Chat.' He charged the press with a 'heavy responsibility1 to society -- and sometimes criticized other editors for not living up to that standard. From time to time he reminded readers that the Herald had "no private axes to grind, no selfish personal interests to serve and no financial strings leading to any other source of power or influence." In an editorial titled 'Newspapers and Democracy,' he defined print journalism's unique position in these words: "You can read your newspaper, think about what is said, criticize it, go back and read it again, all quietly, thoughtfully, and at your own good time. That is where newspapers stand alone as organs of in formation. That is why there is such a direct relationship between newspaper reading and democracy." Ern was a strong proponent of readers being permitted to express themselves in print and headed this department, 'Forum and Agin 'Em.' From time to time he appended this message to the heading: "The Herald holds that freedom of expression is the most important right of a free people. This right includes freedom of speech and press. Newspaper publishers are merely the custodians of that greatest of rights, and 610
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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 416621
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416621