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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 Little more than a year later Conover decided to resurrect the Eureka Reporter, which traced its beginnings to the turn of the century, but had closed with the demise of mining near the once-bustling community. It, too, has now been a part of the Springville-based organization for more than four decades. The emphasis on community progress maintained by Conover's Springville Herald was transmitted as well to the Mt. Pleasant and Eureka newspapers, which have championed numerous improvement projects. For many years the Herald was one of only a handful of less-than-daily Utah papers boasting readership verified by Audit Bureau of Circulations. Harrison was a believer in documented evidence of his paper's acceptance and in addition to ABC's authentication, he heeded the advice of advertising agency executives and conducted local readership surveys to support his claims. Though he didn't openly search for conflict, Conover was always willing to assert his position when there was public disagreement. He literally went to war with Nebo School District over its refusal to permit access to minutes of its meetings - and won a landmark Supreme Court decision affirming the public's right to monitor the activities of elected agencies. His editorials often labelled the Legislature "Our Hope -and Our Fear!" His concerns for the legislative decisions which would chart Utah's future course no doubt played a part in his decision to seek a place in that important body himself. Successful, he served in 1957-1959. But both before and after he'd had first-hand experience in the lawmaking process, he often challenged and sometimes commended legislators in his editorial columns. One year when it was evident projected expenditures substantially exceeded anticipated revenues, he wrote: "This week our Legislature is in session. Never before has this body been confronted by more serious and difficult problems. The price-tag is attached to most of them. Grandiose plans for 663
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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 416674
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416674