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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 Page611
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME are not the owners or sole proprietors. The Herald opens its columns to the intelligent, temperate discussion of all subjects of general interest and affecting the public welfare. There are space limitations, so be brief!" In deference to its unopposed position in the city, the newspaper he edited was politically independent and seldom endorsed individual candidates on any level of government. Like editors before and after him, Ern complained about "the flood of propaganda in numerous guises aimed to get cheap publicity and to fool the public into thinking it is news." He said it had been solved by "installing larger wastebaskets in the office to take care of the flood." A skillful writer, he editorialized or reported on virtually every major development in Central Utah. Targeted by his written words were the Deer Creek Project, the Provo Municipal Power movement, construction and expansion of Utah Valley Hospital, extension of natural gas to Utah County, launching of the Central Utah Project and privatization of the steel mill at Geneva, operated during World War II by the Federal government. The latter endeavor gained him positive mention and a photo in a lengthy 1944 Colliers magazine article. He campaigned in print for a badly needed swimming pool and spearheaded a change to the Council-Manager form of municipal government. After its passage, he helped write the City Charter and was elected to the first City Council under the new system. His Herald colleagues point with pride to war time 'extras' he insisted upon producing despite the handicap of limited and already-overworked personnel. One proclaimed VE (Victory in Europe) Day; another reported the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and a third trumpeted VJ (Victory over Japan) Day. "He didn't want the big city papers to announce those stories first," a staff-member explained. Em's editorial jabs knew no limitation and almost everything was 'fair game.' His technique varied; sometimes 'straight from the shoulder'; now and then satirical; frequently 611
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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 416622
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416622