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Andrew Conte, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Media Innovation

Pictured is Andrew Conte. Photo | John Altdorfer

Contact information


  • Ph.D., Community Engagement, Point Park University
  • M.S., Journalism, Columbia University
  • B.A., American Studies, Dickinson College


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 12 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. He is an author and was a contributing writer for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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


  • Death of the Daily News
  • 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

Point Park Features

In the News

Conte's Column 

On Media column for NEXTpittsburgh.