Meet Us

Meet Us

Challenging You to Think, Create and Communicate


At the Harrington School of Communication and Media, we are learners, teachers, scholars and creative professionals working together to use the power of information and communication to make a difference in the world. We incorporate communication strategy into everything we do. Our graduates are well prepared for success in careers, life and citizenship in a rapidly changing global economy.

Flexible programs in journalism, communication studies, public relations, film/media, writing and rhetoric and library and information studies give students opportunities to develop outstanding leadership and communication skills relevant to many careers and fields. Faculty are dedicated teachers who support student learning and many engage in research and creative work that advances new knowledge.

The Harrington School of Communication and Media was conceived by Dean Winnie Brownell and created in 2008, thanks to a generous gift from URI alum Richard J. Harrington, former CEO of Thomson Reuters corporation. Professor Renee Hobbs became the Founding Director in January, 2012 and Professor Adam Roth became Director in July, 2014.

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Meet the Harrington School of Communication and Media