News and Events



  • New Harrington Professor Hodler Explores Nationalism, Ethnicity & Sport - This past semester, the Harrington School of Communication and Media welcomed Matthew Hodler to their sports communication and media team.
  • Emily Pechar Diamond New Harrington Professor Diamond Highly Values Interdisciplinary Approaches - We are excited to introduce Dr. Emily Diamond, a recent Ph. D. graduate from Duke University who joins us with a joint-appointment in both Marine Affairs and Communications Studies.
  • 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 - Nate Vaccaro, a double major in writing & rhetoric and English and an Italian minor, learned firsthand the ways of working in the press.
  • Photo of Jake Rousseau Senior Spotlight: Jake Rousseau - Jake Rousseau, a double major in journalism and communication studies, fueled his passion for journalism through his internship with Rhode Island Sea Grant.
  • Photo of Daniel Hollingworth Senior Spotlight: Daniel Hollingworth - 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.
  • Photo of Chris Parisella Senior Spotlight: Chris Parisella - 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.
  • Photo of Ryan Davis Senior Spotlight: Ryan Davis - 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 experience for Harrington School senior Ryan Davis.
  • 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 - 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.
  • Photo of Juliana Dellamarggio Senior Spotlight: Juliana Dellamarggio - 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.
  • Photo of Madison Crognale Senior Spotlight: Madison Crognale - Madison Crognale, a senior double major in communications and film/media, has completed two outstanding internships this spring semester.
  • Photo of Margo Kalinchak Senior Spotlight: Margo Kalinchak - As the Communications and Events Co-Op Intern, Margo Kalinchak supported the entire Sales Force at Johnson & Johnson. She composed weekly Sales Bulletins and critical communications releases, wrote and published articles to global internal company sites, assisted in planning events, and provided data insights.
  • Photo of Stone Freeman Senior Spotlight: Stone Freeman - 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.
  • Photo of Jennifer Horsfield Senior Spotlight: Jennifer Horsfield - 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.
  • Senior Spotlight: Julia Ludovici - 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.
  • Photo of Kristen Colucci Senior Spotlight: Kristen Colucci - 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.
  • 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 - 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.
  • Photo of Jennifer Cingari Christie Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Cingari Christie ’08 - 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.