Christopher Conte

Knight International Journalism Fellow, India and Uganda

Christopher Conte is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who helped put the first high-quality, multimedia journalism academy in Delhi on a path to sustainability. The World Media Academy Delhi equips students with the practical digital skills and international standards that will help them to transform India's media landscape.

Conte was a Knight Health Journalism Fellow in Uganda from 2008 to 2011. Before he became a fellow, Conte conducted research and wrote reports on health issues for organizations such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Congressional Quarterly, and the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

From 1979 to 1994, Conte was a reporter, columnist and news editor at The Wall Street Journal. As a reporter, he covered banking, economics, foreign policy and international affairs, health care, the Supreme Court and transportation. As news editor, he planned daily coverage and reviewed stories for the newspaper’s domestic editions, the Wall Street Journal/Europe and the Asian Wall Street Journal.

In 1995, Conte joined the staff of Governing magazine as a correspondent covering public health, immigration, education and other policy issues.

He has conducted workshops on journalism and the U.S. economy and politics for journalists in South Africa, the West Indies and at the U.S. Department of State. He is a graduate of Harvard College.