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Five years on for Investigative Post

Today marks a milestone for Investigative Post: We celebrate our fifth year in business. We launched with what turned out to be a prophetic story: an analysis of what was then a fledgling program known as the Buffalo Billion. I quoted experts offering advice on how to make smart use of the money and cautioning […]


iPost seeking development officer

Interested in helping Investigative Post secure funding necessary to carry on its work? We’re seeking a development officer with a track record of building a strong donor and membership base. Job duties include: Prospecting and stewardship of major donors and corporate sponsors. Growing our small donor and membership base. Grant writing. Office administration. Coordinating efforts with […]


iPost event on Trump impact

Those fighting for social justice are understandably anxious on the cusp of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. What’s in store and how should advocates of social justice respond? Investigative Post is hosting a panel discussion to consider those questions Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., at Allen Street Hardware, 245 Allen Street. Editor Jim Heaney […]


Lead poisoning probe tops reader poll

Dan Telvock’s reporting on Buffalo’s slipshod methods for testing drinking water for lead was voted by readers as Investigative Post’s top story of 2016. Looking for lead (in all the wrong places) edged out an investigation by Charlotte Keith into the awarding of a Buffalo Billion contract whose dynamics that bore a striking resemblance to the […]


Double your donation to Investigative Post

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is matching donations of up to $1,000 made to Investigative Post through Jan. 19. Investigative Post is one of 57 nonprofit news organizations the Knight Foundation has selected to provide matching funds. “The desire for quality journalism and in-depth reporting is clear, as more and more people […]


Investigative Post’s top stories of 2016

It’s time to take stock of our reporting for 2016 – and it’s been quite a year for Investigative Post. Our reporting over the past two years involving the Buffalo Billion program triggered an investigation by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara that resulted in the indictment this fall of nine state officials and business executives, including […]


Bharara: Support investigative journalism

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Tuesday acknowledged the role reporters played in bringing possible corruption in the Buffalo Billion program to his attention and underscored the importance of investigative reporting in cleaning up state government. Bharara told an audience attending an event sponsored by City & State New York that he launched his probe after the problems […]


Podcast: Arbetter on Cuomo, state politics

In this episode of Investigative Postcast, our new podcast, listen to some highlights of Jim Heaney’s conversation with Susan Arbetter, the award-winning host and producer of The Capitol Pressroom. Heaney interviewed Arbetter in front of a live audience at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on Tuesday. In this excerpt: Arbetter’s thoughts on Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the diminished power […]