Matthew Scott Moore

As Publisher

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Deaf Rochesterians’ Newsmagazine, December 1987-June 1989, an independent local newsmagazine and Deaf Community calendar DRN covers.


Publisher and Co-Editor-in-Chief, DEAF LIFE, 1986-present. Responsibilities entail handling all business aspects of publication of an independent monthly magazine; some editorial duties; layout and design; negotiating with advertisers and printers; arranging interviews; supervising staff and contributors; making final decisions on content of magazine; etc. Regular monthly publication began in July 1988. In July 1998, DEAF LIFE celebrated 10th anniversary and entered 11th year of publication.


New subsidiary, Deaf Life Press, published its first book, For Hearing People Only: Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About the Deaf Community, its Culture, and the “Deaf Reality,” in September 1992. Second edition was published in August 1993. Now in its eleventh printing.


Other Deaf Life Press books:

Meeting Halfway in American Sign Language, by Bernard Bragg and Jack R. Olson, was published in March 1994.

St. Michael’s Fall, poems by Raymond Luczak, was published in January 1996.

Great Deaf Americans: The Second Edition (by Matthew S. Moore and Robert F. Panara, completely revised and expanded). Published in August 1996.

On His Deafness and Other Melodies Unheard, poems by Robert F. Panara. Published in October 1997.

Victory Week, by Walter P. Kelley, illustrated by Tony L. McGregor, a full-color children’s book about the 1988 “Deaf President Now!” uprising at Gallaudet University.

Other books and projects in preparation, including DeafView and a biography of “Dummy” Hoy.

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