About the Harrington School

The Harrington School of Communication and Media was established in 2008 through a multi-million-dollar gift from Richard J. Harrington ’73, former president and CEO of Thomson Reuters Corporation, and his wife, Jean. The Harringtons’ vision was to build on the University’s history of excellence in communications and create a dynamic, forward-thinking school of communication and media. Its mission: to prepare students to participate in an increasingly globalized, rapidly evolving communication ecosystem.

Harrington students are part of a vibrant community of scholars, researchers, creators, and industry professionals. The Harrington School offers students an environment that encourages them to try new things, in the classroom, in the field, and in a variety of hands-on learning opportunities. In the Harrington Hub, a full-service production studio, students gain advanced technical skills using the latest video and audio production equipment.

The Harrington Experience

Student-Run Media Outlets

The Good 5 Cent Cigar

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URI’s award-winning, student-run news organization, publishing a weekly newspaper, daily online news updates, and frequent TV newscasts.           

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WRIU Radio Station

WRIU 90.3 FM
An independent, non-commercial, all-student station that reaches the Southern New England area at 90.3 FM, along with sister station RIU2.   

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