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Dana Coester

Associate Professor

M.A. (University of Missouri-Columbia)

Dana Coester is an associate professor at the WVU Reed College of Media and creative director for the College’s Media Innovation Center. Coester also serves as executive editor for the collaborative media outlet 100 Days in Appalachia.

Coester’s work focuses on technology and community media with special interests in audience building and new economic models for sustaining journalism. Her research and creative work has included experiments in documentary storytelling using augmented reality and virtual reality, and she is currently producing a documentary on being Muslim in Appalachia and researching and reporting on white nationalism in the region. Coester earned her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.