Journalists normally cringe at being lauded as activists, but Buffalo Spree magazine has bestowed such an honor on us and we’ll take it. Western New York’s monthly magazine announced its “Best Of” awards last week and Investigative Post was selected “Best Activist Group” in a vote of readers. Here’s what Spree has to say about […]
Charlotte Keith has been selected as a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which honors the work of journalists in nation under the age of 35. Keith, a 24-year-old reporter for Investigative Post, is one of 28 finalists for local reporting based on her story last summer on continuing problems within the Erie […]
A team project by Investigative Post and WGRZ broadcast last year about Buffalo’s failure to solve most of its murder cases has won the Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting. The project was selected as the best investigative work broadcast in small television markets in the New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey region by […]
U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins discussed a range of local, national and international issues in an interview March 9 with Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney. In perhaps his most noteworthy comment, Higgins gave poor to middling grades to local leadership for what he said is its aversion to risk taking.
Buffalo is doing better, but is it doing as well as the politicians and much of the local press would have us believe? The answer, in a word, is “no.” That was the bottom line to my address Feb. 24 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Progress has been overstated. There’s a lot of racial […]
Buffalo is not immune to the social problems that have produced conflict in Ferguson, Baltimore and other urban centers, two prominent African American leaders said Wednesday at a luncheon hosted by Investigative Post. “Can there be a Ferguson or a Baltimore in Buffalo? Absolutely,” said Rev. Darius Pridgen, pastor of True Bethel Baptist Church and […]
Dan Telvock’s investigation into the checkered history of one of the city’s biggest landlords was voted Investigative Post’s best story of 2015 by readers in an online poll that concluded Friday. The story revealed that Greenleaf & Company, which is working with City Hall and Buffalo State officials to build off-campus student housing, has a history […]
We’re closing the books on our fourth year of muckraking, and a pretty good year it’s been. I’ll save the details for my annual “State of Investigative Post” that we’ll publish in February to mark our fourth anniversary. For right now I want to note stories that had particular impact in 2015 and ask you, […]