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About the Director

Andrew Conte, M.S.
Director, Center for Media Innovation

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Education

  • M.S., Journalism, Columbia University
  • B.A., American Studies, Dickinson College

Background

Andrew Conte comes to Point Park University from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, where he was an award-winning investigative journalist. He has spent the past 10 years as a part-time professor at Point Park and director of the Point Park News Service.

In May 2016, Conte was named the director of the University's new Center for Media Innovation, opening September 2016. He also is a contributing writer for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and an author of two best-selling books.  

Professional Experience

  • Investigative Reporter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • Part-Time Professor, Point Park University
  • Director, Point Park News Service 
  • Reporter, Cincinnati Post
  • Board Member, The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania

Publications

  • The Color of Sundays
  • Breakaway
  • All About Roberto Clemente

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Spotlight Award, Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists
  • Ray Sprigle Memorial Award, Press Club of Western Pennsylvania
  • William Brewster Styles Award, Scripps Howard Foundation
  • Carnegie Science Award, Carnegie Science Center

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