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Roy Alden Atwood

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.

Roy is the founder and Director of Education Services of the Nicea Consulting Group, based in Moscow, Idaho, USA. He also teaches part-time at Nehemiah Gateway University, Pogradec, and Fan Noli University, Korçe, both in Albania.

He holds a doctorate from the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

He has served as Distinguished Professor and Vice Rector of Nehemiah Gateway University in Albania (2017-2019). He has been 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), and Gonzaga University, Washington State, USA (1981-1984).

He has been selected 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 and conference papers 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 royaatwood@gmail.com.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Souvik Sarkar
    Nov 02, 2016 @ 12:09:35

    Dear Mr.Atwood,
    I am deeply moved by the monumental effort that you have put up to create an archive like this! Perhaps this is one of its kind in the world. And thank God I chanced upon this archive.

    Now Sir, my grandfather had composed a handwritten magazine back in 1938, when he was just 22. I am making a documentary on that and while doing that I started to trace the history of the Handwritten magazines of Bengal. This turned out to be seminal work in my culture, as nobody till now has done anything on this. The first dates that I have got are 1840-42. But the manuscripts don’t survive. No handwritten magazines have survived till about 1906. So, I have stuff to showcase after 1906 till 1938. But before it I have no visual image that can show, I have only dry facts.

    But while going through this Archive I came across a few handwritten magazines, which were beautiful: 1.Newspaper of Kossuth (1836) 2. The Melbourne Advertiser(1838) 3. The Victoria Times (1840) 4. Charivari (1854). Now, I seek permission from you, to use them in the documentary. Just these four. I would acknowledge you and this archive in the credit list.

    Also, once I am done with my documentary, I would love to share my seminal findings with this page.

    Would be waiting for your reply.

    best wishes
    Souvik Sarkar
    Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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