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  • Raquel Ferreira ’92 Red Sox’s Raquel Ferreira ’92 breaks through baseball’s glass ceiling - Communication Studies alumna is now the highest-ranking woman in baseball.
  • broadcast center control room Harrington School unveils state-of-the-art Broadcast Center - Harrington School of Communication and Media unveils its cutting-edge, $1.25 million Broadcast Center with a grand opening ceremony and open house Friday, Sept. 27.
  • soccer ball in a goal Harrington School launches program in sports media, communication - The new program expands on a sports media minor and comes at an opportune time for students seeking careers in sports media fields.
  • Richard and Jean Harrington $4 million commitment accelerates expansion of Harrington School - Richard J. Harrington ’73, Hon. ’02 and Jean Harrington have pledged $4 million to the Harrington School of Communication and Media.
  • Christiane Amanpour Christiane Amanpour to speak on press freedom - CNN chief international anchor to speak at URI lecture named in her honor, Sept. 26.
  • URI men's basketball team and Coach Thompson with Lil Baby Getting the Shot: Luke Santell ’21 - Luke Santell's name is known in the hip-hop world for powerful portrait and concert shots of some of the biggest names in the business.
  • Photo of Nate Vaccaro at a typewriter. Senior Spotlight: Nate Vaccaro - by Juliana Dellamarggio Nate Vaccaro, a double major in writing & rhetoric and English and an Italian minor, learned firsthand the ways of working in the press. Vaccaro is currently the Managing Editor of Sales & Publicity for Barrow Street Press, an independent poetry press that operates out of the URI English Department and New […]
  • Photo of Jake Rousseau Senior Spotlight: Jake Rousseau - by Juliana Dellamarggio Jake Rousseau, a double major in journalism and communication studies, fueled his passion for journalism through his internship with Rhode Island Sea Grant. In the fall, he will further develop his journalist skills and knowledge when he heads to the University of Maryland to pursue a Master’s degree in journalism. I sat […]
  • Photo of Daniel Hollingworth Senior Spotlight: Daniel Hollingworth - by Juliana Dellamarggio For Daniel Hollingworth, the newsroom is his home. The senior journalism major and communication studies minor currently works with ABC6/WLNE-TV as the nightside assignment editor after starting out as a news intern. At ABC6/WLNE-TV, Hollingworth writes web stories, edits reporters’ packages on Adobe Premiere, and helps producers write scripts for newscasts’ anchors. […]
  • Photo of Chris Parisella Senior Spotlight: Chris Parisella - by Juliana Dellamarggio For Chris Parisella, a triple major in writing & rhetoric, political science and French, every step he has taken during his time at URI has been a stepping stone for where he wants to be in the future. Parisella has interned with the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, in […]
  • Photo of Ryan Davis Senior Spotlight: Ryan Davis - by Delaney LePage Major: Communication Studies Minor: General Business Internship: Rhode Island Sea Grant Some of the best internships are located right here at URI. Rhode Island Sea Grant, a part of URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography, supports research, outreach and education programs in Rhode Island’s coastal communities, and served as the perfect spring internship […]
  • Stone Freeman Senior Spotlight: journalism graduate compiles highlight reel of college career - Stone Freeman didn’t come by his fascination with sports as a high school star.
  • Photo of Rhiannon Wilson, Payton St .Lawrence, and Hayley Keen Senior Spotlight: Hayley Keen, Payton St. Lawrence & Rhiannon Wilson - by Juliana Dellamarggio This semester, not one, two, but three Harrington School seniors – Hayley Keen, Payton St. Lawrence, and Rhiannon Wilson – interned at the local PR agency, Caster Communications,  completing various duties for tech and smart home clients. I sat down with them and asked them to reflect on their internship experience and […]
  • Photo of Juliana Dellamarggio Senior Spotlight: Juliana Dellamarggio - By Delaney LePage Juliana Dellamarggio is the quintessential example of a Harrington School overachiever. During her senior year, the public relations and communication studies major completed three exceptional internships simultaneously during both semesters of her senior year. I sat down with her to discuss the work she has done and her thoughts on her time […]
  • Photo of Madison Crognale Senior Spotlight: Madison Crognale - by Lizzie Farris Madison Crognale, a senior double major in communications and film/media, has completed two outstanding internships this spring semester. Crognale interned for WSBE-TV/Rhode Island PBS as an events development intern, and also as a newsroom intern for ABC6. Although internships like this are very competitive, Crognale’s past experience and knowledge gained in the […]
  • Photo of Margo Kalinchak Senior Spotlight: Margo Kalinchak - by Hayley Keen Margo Kalinchak had a huge decision to make before starting her senior year at the University of Rhode Island. As a senior PR major in the Harrington School of Communication and Media, she was excited to complete her final senior-level public relations courses, but something unexpected put that on hold. She was […]
  • Photo of Stone Freeman Senior Spotlight: Stone Freeman - by Mariana Zardetto Alves   Harrington School senior Stone Freeman knows firsthand the benefit of the school’s focus on experiential learning. Freeman currently serves as the sports reporter for the athletics department at URI. To gain exposure to the world of sports, Freeman has participated in several key internships at local radio and television news […]
  • Photo of Jennifer Horsfield Senior Spotlight: Jennifer Horsfield - by Delaney LePage   For senior communication studies major Jennifer Horsfield, choosing an internship meant finding a company whose message resonated with her. South County Health did just that. “It’s their message,” Horsfield said. “Helping patients, having respect, collaborating and everything else they stood for made me want to intern there.” In her role as […]
  • Senior Spotlight: Julia Ludovici - by Juliana Dellamarggio For Julia Ludovici, interning with a small startup had many benefits. The senior Writing & Rhetoric and Political Science double major with a Spanish minor had the opportunity to work on many different projects for her internship with Artisans List. Artisans List is a small-business startup in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, that serves […]
  • Photo of Kristen Colucci Senior Spotlight: Kristen Colucci - by Juliana Dellamarggio For senior public relations and communication studies double major, Kristen Colucci, graduation is only weeks away, but she feels ready to meet the challenges of the real world. She has had “probably over 20 jobs” her whole life, but has found her passion in the boating industry. Colucci’s first internship was with […]
  • Alumni Spotlight: Alexa Tombs ’16 - Recently appointed to the new position of Publicity Coordinator, Tombs handles 12 to 15 films per year - including titles like “Aquaman” and “A Star is Born.”
  • Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Lopes ’05 - by Hayley Keen Kevin Lopes ‘05, came to URI as a business major who loved sports, business, and meeting people. He understood business, but his love for connecting with people led him to change his major to communication studies. During college he was President of the student body for two years, where he ran Student […]
  • Photo of Jennifer Cingari Christie Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Cingari Christie ’08 - by Hayley Keen Working in sports was always in Jennifer Cingari Christie’s future. It was no surprise, therefore, that upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from URI, she quickly moved on to work at ESPN films. For Christie, attending URI was the chance to have a new experience, at a school […]
  • Lattarulo leaves her mark on the Ryan Center - by Mariana Zardetto Alves The Ryan Center did not have far to look for a sports media reporter and stage host this past year. Nicole Lattarulo, a Harrington School senior journalism major and communication studies minor was perfect for the job.  Lattarulo went to the Ryan Center with extensive experience. In past semesters she interned […]
  • GSLIS hosts coding nights for local families - By Olivia Carle Valerie Karno, professor and director of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS), has used an Infosys Foundation C3 Grant to bring coding nights to public libraries and families in Rhode Island. Karno was first invited to to attend the invitation-only Infosys Conference in Silicon Valley, where she applied for […]