Journalism, Liberty

Some Still Try to Suppress

Challenges to freedom of the press – the public’s right to know – continue at home and abroad. The year 1981 saw many actions to restrict news media, according to the International Press Institute. in evaluating press freedom over the past year. IPI said it is “Becoming increasingly difficult to find more than perhaps 20… Continue reading Some Still Try to Suppress



L.B. Tackett, publisher of The Daily Herald for the past 25 years, will retire July 1. He will be succeeded as publisher in Provo by B. E. (Bye) Jensen, currently publisher of The Herald Journal in Logan. J Frampton Collins, advertising director at the Daily Herald, will succeed Mr. Jensen as publisher of the Logan paper. Mr. Collins… Continue reading Tacket


From the pages of The Daily Herald comes the work of… N. La Verl Christensen

A veteran on the Herald staff, Mr. Christensen heads up the editorial department encompassing all phases of the news and photography operation. He coordinates the news side of the team effort designed to produce the best possible newspaper by and for Central Utahns. More people buy the daily herald than any other newspaper!!!

Journalism, Local Heroes

Pulling For Mark

There is sadness among members of the Herald family. One of our number, part-time staff photographer Mark L. Rigtrup, is in the Holy Cross hospital fighting for his life, after a highway accident. He was hit by an automobile while doing his job – taking pictures of the wreckage of a three-car smashup in which a Provo girl… Continue reading Pulling For Mark

Biographical, Includes Story From Life of NLC, Journalism

‘Jack’ Tackett Served Us Well

L. B. “Jack” Tackett, whose funeral was Tuesday, made a solid contribution to newspapering during his near-quarter-cent ury as publisher of The Daily Herald. He had served in significant positions on other newspapers including advertising sales manager for the Portland Oregonian. but his Herald stewardship was the hallmark of his career. He retired in 1964… Continue reading ‘Jack’ Tackett Served Us Well

Biographical, Journalism, Journalism Award, Local Heroes, Not written by N.L.C.

Honoring Chris, True Son of U.S.A.

This Article was written by Dick Harmon, and is recreated here because it is ABOUT Chris, not BY him. With his pinstriped suit coat draped over a side chair, he sits in the corner of the newsroom. Concentration centered on a piece of copy conspicously poised electronically on a video screen, he pushs a button… Continue reading Honoring Chris, True Son of U.S.A.

Biographical, Journalism, Journalism Award, Not written by N.L.C.

Christensen Wins Freedom Award

N. LaVerl Christensen today was awarded the Ameica’s Freedom Award, the highest of nine honors given by the Freedom Awards Committee. Master of Ceremonies Howard J. Ralf made the announcement today at a honors luncheon at the newly remodeled Sil’s lvy Tower restaurant. Christensen, editor emeritus of The Daily Herald, has been called Utah County’s… Continue reading Christensen Wins Freedom Award

Biographical, Journalism, Journalism Award

Utah County’s ‘senior patriot’ honored

PROVO – N. LaVerl Christensen is the recipient of the America’s Freedom Award, the highest of nine honors given by the Freedom Awards Committee. The announcement was made Friday by author Howard Ruff at a luncheon held at Sil’s Ivy Tower restaurant. Christensen, editor emeritus of The Daily Herald, has been called Utah County’s senior… Continue reading Utah County’s ‘senior patriot’ honored


Daily Herald Names Managing Editor

PROVO (AP) – Earl Biederman, formerly of The Blade-Tribune in Oceanside, Calif., has been named managing editor of the Daily Herald in Provo. Daily Herald Publisher Kirk Parkinson said Biederman replaces Robert McDougall, who resigned in October. ‘I’m very pleased to have Mr. Biederman on board.” Parkinson said. “Earl is an experienced managing editor, and his… Continue reading Daily Herald Names Managing Editor