A team of researchers at the Media Education Lab have completed a 3-year evaluation of a program that enables high school students to learn the fundamentals of broadcast journalism with help from PBS mentors.
Renee Hobbs explores the way in which online journalism blurs boundaries between art and advocacy in this scholarly article published in I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society.

After the horrifying murders of the Connecticut school children, we're hardly capable of reacting with anything other than grief, sadness and rage. But parents and teachers can and must transform the event into something meaningful for children and teens.

Jonathan Friesem represented the Harrington School of Communication and Media as the Manager of the Media Education Lab at the Guangzhou Documentary Festival in China. He offered a lecture about four innovative approaches that have been developed by Harrington School faculty in teaching film and digital media at the university level. Friesem said, "It's an honor to collaborate with the Rhode Island International Film Festival and make connections with people from many cultures

On December 3, 2012 from 3  - 4 p.m. CST, Renee Hobbs was featured in a one-hour interview with talk-show host Ben Mehrens, host of At-Issue with Ben Mehrens of Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Public Radio is a civic and cultural resource which exists to enlighten and enrich the quality of life for

Jonathan Friesem's move to Rhode Island is the subject of a feature article in the Jewish Voice and Herald, a publication for the Jewish community in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. As the Manager of the Media Education Lab, Jonathan has been networking with a wide range of Rhode Island educators, policy makers, media professionals and those in the non-profit world.

The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island is seeking an individual with expertise in community media, with a focus on Latin American or the Caribbean. As one of the fastest growing and most vibrant sectors of public culture, community media includes a range of entrepreneurial work now underway across the United States and around the world, including initiatives in youth media, local radio, community blogs, citizen journalism, public computing centers, geo-specific community publications, local cable access, and many aspects of