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Video Promotions by

William Smyth,

Erik Latek, Nickolas Palermo,

George T. Marshall, Shawn Quirk, J. Scott Oberacker &

Duncan Putney


2015 Graphic Design by

Michael J. Chevalier





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Yonathan Friesem

Liaison, Harrington School of Communications & Media

University of Rhode Island

JonathanYonathan Friesem
is an award-winning producer and media educator from Israel. He is the manager of the Media Education Lab at the Harrington School of communication and Media, the University of Rhode Island. As part of his doctoral research Yonathan studies the psychological and sociological effects of youth media. His goal to bridge cultures around the world is being realized in the Harrington School community media outreach with youth video production initiatives - starting fifteen years ago working with Arab and Jews adolescents till his recent workshop with First Star URI Academy with RI foster kids.


Contact Yonathan: email