On December 17, 1893 a small group of Utah’s publishers met to form what would become known as the Utah Press Association. Since that day, the Association has continually represented Utah’s newspapers and helped people gain access to print media.
The purpose of Utah Press Association is to function as a collective voice and a legislative watch for all Utah member newspapers. We assist the public as an economical placement service for news releases and advertising in our associate newspapers. Utah Press Association offers a electronic clipping service for anyone with an interest in any particular topic in the state’s various newspapers. We provide print media training on a local level and two conventions each year to educate newspaper employees in all aspects of running a successful newspaper. We are Utah's oldest trade association, as an organization we represent Utah’s finest, most respected journalism. Utah Press Association annually recognizes excellence in our state’s newspapers and presents awards to industry leaders.