Maria Caporizzo joins RWU digital community

Britney Dixon | Managing Editor

Former Providence Journal Digital Editor Maria Caporizzo will be joining RWU as a digital content manager on Monday.


Caporizzo first started at the Providence Journal as a copy editor in 2003 and held several different positions.


On Friday, Caporizzo announced on Twitter that she took the position saying, “I’m thrilled it’s time to say that Monday will be my first day joining the Roger Williams University team, where my new title will be Digital Content Manager. I’ll be helping to tell the stories of the work of RWU students and faculty on the university’s website and its other digital channels, training and mentoring editors across campus, and collaborating with the marketing and IT teams to improve user experience.”


“Since my posts Friday, I’ve been hearing from people I know and people who only know my work, who just can’t say enough good things about RWU and my opportunity to join the team,” Caporizzo said.


In her role as digital content manager, she will be working on the RWU website to tell the stories of students and faculty members. Her position will allow her to collaborate with the university’s marketing team, as well as training and mentoring others.


According to Director of Media Relations at RWU, Ed Fitzpatrick, former Providence Journal columnist and reporter, the campus is pleased to welcome Caporizzo.


“Having worked with Maria at The Providence Journal, I can tell you that she is a talented and forward-thinking journalist who will be able to help RWU tell the stories of the important work that students and faculty members are doing,” Fitzpatrick said. “She is the kind of thoughtful, innovative person who can help RWU pursue its goal of building the university the world needs now.”


“I feel so warmly welcomed by members of the RWU community reaching out on Twitter this weekend, to someone they haven’t even met yet,” Caporizzo said. “I look forward to meeting everyone, and can’t wait to get started.”