Renee Hobbs to lead U. of Rhode Island's new communications school
Providence Business Journal
October 13, 2011
Renee Hobbs, of Temple University, is coming to the University of Rhode Island in January to be the founding director of the Harrington School of Communications and Media.
She is currently a professor of communications and founder of the media lab at Temple. According to that university’s website, she is considered one of the leading authorities on media literacy education in the country as a researcher, teacher, advocate and media professional.
The Harrington School, established last year at URI, brings together the departments and programs of the journalism, film and media, communication studies, public relations, writing and rhetoric and a graduate program in library and information science. The school was created in part by a gift from Dick Harrington, former CEO of Thomson/Reuters.