Two new faculty members have joined the College of Media this
fall semester. Heather Cole is a teaching assistant professor for the
Interactive Design for Media program, and Jim Iovino has joined the College of
Media as the Odgen Newspapers Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Innovation.
Cole came to WVU from Penn State Behrend in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she was an assistant teaching professor of
digital arts and program chair of the Game Minor. She earned her MFA in interdisciplinary arts
from Goddard College in Plainsfield, Vermont.
Iovino was the deputy managing
editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer
Prize in Breaking News Reporting for its Tree of Life massacre coverage. Iovino
managed all digital editorial initiatives at the Post-Gazette, including
driving audience-first and digital subscription efforts. Previously, Iovino was
a senior news editor of operations and managing editor for NBC Universal in
Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. Iovino has an extensive journalism
background that includes newspaper and television leadership experience.