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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 THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME tionship. Having read the Book of Mormon, he travelled more than 700 miles to Kirtland, Ohio to learn more of the church it ordained. There, at the age of 33, he was baptized and began to serve the religious belief he had embraced. For the following four years, he served as a missionary in England and there began work as a journalist for the first time, assisting in production of the church publication, the Millennial Star. Upon his return, he became the personal secretary of Joseph Smith and editor of Times and Seasons in Nauvoo, Illinois, work in which he was engaged when the church leader was killed in nearby Carthage. Dr. Richards came to Utah on July 24, 1847 as a member of the original company under the leadership of Brigham Young. He became a member of the First Presidency of the Latter-day Saints Church, an elected delegate to the Utah Territorial Assembly and, eventually, the first Secretary of State. In the prospectus in which he described his aims for the Deseret News, Dr. Richards wrote: "We propose to publish a small weekly sheet, as large as our circumstances will permit, to be called "Deseret News," designed originally to record the passing events of our state, and in connection refer to the arts and sciences, embracing general education, medicine, law, divinity, domestic economy and political economy, and everything that may fall under our observation, which may tend to promote the best interest, welfare, pleasure and amusement of our fellow citizens. "We hold ourselves responsible to the highest Court of Truth," he continued, "for our intentions, and the highest Court of Equity for our execution. When we speak, we speak freely, without regard to men or party, and when, like other men, we err, let him who has his eyes open, correct us in meekness, and he shall receive a disciple's reward." The masthead of the Deseret News included the motto of the new publication, "Truth and Liberty." Though first a journalist, Dr. Richards was also possessed 617
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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 416628
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416628