[Updated September 23, 2016]
Roy Alden Atwood is the editor of The Handwritten Newspapers Project.
His research on handwritten newspapers around the world (see selected works below), of which this bibliographic project is a part, began in 1980. His study of “Handwritten Newspapers of the Canadian-American West, 1842-1910” won the History Division’s Faculty Research Award at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual convention in 1993.
The Deputy Head of Nehemiah Gateway University in Buçimas, Pogradec, Albania, he holds a doctorate from the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He has previously served as a professor and administrator at Morthland College, Illinois, USA (2015-2016), New Saint Andrews College, Idaho, USA (2000-2015), the University of Idaho, USA (1984-2000; tenured, promoted: 1987), and Gonzaga University, Washington State, USA (1981-1984).
His international scholarly experience, beyond his current faculty and administrative appointment in Albania, includes serving as a Senior Fulbright Teaching-Research Scholar twice, first to the Institute of Journalism at Warsaw University, Poland, in 1991, and then to the Institute of Communication Research at North West University (formerly Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education), South Africa, in 1998. He also held a Visiting International Development and Training Professorship at Egerton University, Kenya, East Africa, in 1992. He has conducted externally funded media research in East Central Europe (Warsaw, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; and Budapest, Hungary) and presented numerous invited lectures in Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
He is the author of Mass Communication Law in Idaho (New Forums Press, 1992), and Transforming the Internet (Institute of Reformational Studies, 1998). His scholarly articles and reviews related to media studies have appeared in Acta Academica, American Journalism, The Annals of Iowa, Canadian Journal of Communication, Christian Scholars Review, Communicare, Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Journalism Educator, Journalism History, Journalism Quarterly, Journalism Studies, Journal of Communication, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Media, Culture & Society, Public Relations Review, and other journals.
Roy and wife Beverlee have two married children and 12 grandchildren.
Contact him about The Handwritten Newspapers Project at email@example.com.