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University Newspaper (Resala)

Resalat Al-Jami’ah newspaper, affiliated with King Saud University, is the first university newspaper in the Kingdom, and the first Arab university newspaper on the Internet. Its first issue was published on the 29th of Dhul-Qi’dah in the year 1395 AH, corresponding to the second of December 1975. It was published every two weeks, then it turned into a weekly edition, and has been distributed for free since. It was established to this day, and its circulation currently reaches more than 30 thousand copies, down from 8 thousand copies in the first year of its publication. The newspaper was initially printed at Al-Riyadh newspaper presses until October 24, 1981, when its printing moved to the university presses. In the beginning, the students took over the distribution of the newspaper, after which distribution was entrusted to a specialized company, and the scope of distributing the newspaper extended internally to governmental and private institutions, universities and their branches. It was also sent to more than 30 countries for distribution to cultural attachés and Saudi scholarships abroad, and students of the Mass Communication Department are trained in it, especially students of the Journalism Division, and it has a page on the Internet on the university’s official website.

Objectives of the Newspaper

  •     Training students of the Mass Communication Department on various journalistic arts (editing, advertising directing, photography, and information organization)
  •     Linking theoretical studies in the field of journalism and media with applied practices.
  •     A dialogue and voice arena for students to discuss their various issues and exchange visions, ideas and proposals on various academic, administrative and community affairs.
  •     Informing about the university, as it represents a channel of communication between the university’s various employees, including administration, employees, professors, and students.
  •     A window of communication with scholarship students and all educational institutions at home and abroad.
  •     A means of documenting the university, its activities and programs.
  •     Participate in activating and supporting important university events by issuing special preparations and supplements.

Supervision of the Newspaper

  •     The editorial and administration supervisor is appointed based on a decision from His Excellency the University President and a nomination from the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The appointment is for a period of one year, subject to renewal.
  •     In its first nine years, the newspaper was supervised by a number of faculty members from various departments of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (formerly Arts).
  •     Supervision moved from 1403 to the faculty members of the Mass Communication Department.

Supervisors of the Newspaper

أ.د.أسعد سليمان عبدهأ.د.منصور إبراهيم الحازميأ.د.عبد العزيز بن حامد أبوزنادهأ.د.عزت عبد المجيد خطاب

أ.د.محمد سعيد الشعفي 

أ.د.عبد العزيز بن صالح الهلابيأ.د.عبد العزيز بن عبد اللطيف آل الشيخد.ساعد بن خضر العرابي الحارثي



د.عبدالعزيز بن عطية الزهراني

د. محمد بن سليمان الأحمد 

د. عبد العزيز بن صالح بن سلمة 

د. تركي بن فهد العيار 

د. خالد الحلوةد. علي شويل القرنيد. فهد بن عبدالله الطياشد. حسين بن سعيد القحطاني
د. مطلق بن سعود المطيري د. علي بن ضميان العنزي  

Website of the Newspaper: The newspaper has a website, where the paper version of the newspaper is published. Click HERE to visit the site.


Last updated on : February 10, 2024 2:50pm