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Dec
09

Podcast: Reporters discuss government obstruction

This edition of Investigative Postcast features a Dec. 4 panel discussion on the growing hostility towards the press, and the public’s right to know, from the White House to the State House to City Hall. Panelists included Jerry Zremski, Washington bureau chief of The Buffalo News, Jimmy Vielkind, Albany bureau chief of Politico New York, and Steve Brown, […]

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Sep
18

Podcast: Journalist Sarah Cohen

After a hiatus, Investigative Post has resumed its podcast program with a Jim Heaney interview with Sarah Cohen, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and editor with The New York Times.   Cohen, a Buffalo native, will be the keynote speaker at Investigative Post’s gala dinner on Oct. 19 at the Hyatt Regency. She’ll discuss the […]

Dec
02

Heaney talks Trump & media on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney and Susan Arbetter discuss the coming storm involving Donald Trump and the press on The Capitol Pressroom. Heaney said that while there is reason for concern, other politicians, most notably Gov. Andrew Cuomo, have acted to undermine the press, so Trump’s hostility is hardly novel. The interview, which aired Dec. 1, runs from 0:57 […]

Oct
06

Podcast: Margaret Sullivan on the media

In this episode of Investigative Postcast, Margaret Sullivan talks with Jim Heaney about the current state of the press and her work as media columnist with The Washington Post.   Sullivan, who previously served as editor in chief of The Buffalo News and public editor of New York Times, also discussed the state of investigative […]

Sep
08

Introducing Investigative Post’s podcast

Jim Heaney interviews Susan Arbetter, the award-winning host and producer of The Capitol Pressroom, on the inaugural episode of Investigative Postcast. Our plan is to post a new episode every Thursday featuring an Investigative Post journalist interviewing a newsmaker or discussing a recent story they’ve produced. Episodes will be available on our website, and, in the near future, on iTunes. […]

Mar
17

The decline of alternative newspapers

The Boston Phoenix, one of the nation’s most storied alt-weeklies, closed last week, underscoring how yet another segment of the legacy media is struggling. Jack Shafer, a former alt-weekly publisher, explains the dynamics for Reuters.

Oct
24

Not the same as the old boss

These are about to be interesting times at the Buffalo News. I say this because for the first time in decades—maybe forever—the paper has gone outside to hire an editor. Margaret Sullivan, who started at the News as an intern, held the editor’s job for 13 years before leaving in August for the New York […]