Articles for Investigative Post staff

Jan 2

2024

Major changes are afoot at Investigative Post

Susan Schulman has been appointed associate editor of Investigative Post and will manage the newsroom on a day-to-day basis. Her appointment enables Jim Heaney, editor and executive director, to focus on plotting our continued growth and raising the funds necessary to make it happen. Schulman joined Investigative Post in June as a part-time editor and assumed full-time duties this week. She worked as an editor and reporter at The Buffalo News for 34 years before retiring in 2020. She headed the paper’s investigative reporting team from 2003 to 2012. “Sue is an editor par excellence and we’re very fortunate to[...]

Posted 2 months ago

Jan 2

2024

Readers select iPost’s top story of 2023

Geoff Kelly’s story on the Buffalo fire department clerk paid nearly $600,000 over seven years while on suspension was the runaway winner of Investigative Post’s best story of 2023. Kelly’s investigation garnered nearly 40 percent of the votes cast by readers, the widest margin since we instituted our story of the year balloting in 2013. The story was also the most-read story on our website for 2023. Kelly documented how Jill Repman, known as Jill Parisi at the time of her suspension in 2016, kept collecting her city paycheck while working another job in the private sector.  Between 2016 and[...]

Posted 2 months ago

Dec 8

2023

Vote for iPost’s top story of 2023

What’s your favorite story published this year by Investigative Post? Editor Jim Heaney has selected a baker’s dozen stories for your consideration. We’re asking readers to vote for their top story in an online poll. Investigative Post has produced 201 pieces of news content for the calendar year through Dec. 8. Broadcast versions were produced for more than 50 of them and aired on WGRZ TV News, our longtime partner. Some stories were deep-dive investigations, others follow-up to those reports, still others analyses, spot news stories and podcasts. All five of our reporters produced stories that made our list. Story[...]

Posted 3 months ago

Nov 21

2023

Donate to support Investigative Post’s vital reporting

Investigative Post needs you. We’re in the midst of our annual fundraising campaign. This is an important time of year for nonprofits, as November and December is when most people do their charitable giving. We’re no different. As a nonprofit, Investigative Post depends on community support. During our nearly 12 years of publishing we’ve established a reputation for hard-hitting, fact-based reporting that makes a difference. We employ the largest investigative reporting team in Buffalo and we play an increasingly important role in our media market. The support of our donors this past year has enabled us to produce high impact[...]

Posted 3 months ago

Oct 19

2023

Ja’ciel discusses diversity in journalism on WBFO

I’Jaz Ja’ciel, Investigative Post’s Urban Affairs reporter and president of the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists, made an appearance on WBFO’s What’s Next? to discuss the state of Black journalism, both locally and nationally. In the hour-long discussion with reporters Angelea Preston and Thomas O’Neil-White, Ja’ciel spoke about the importance of representation in newsrooms and some of the obstacles that Black reporters face. Having drawn from her own experiences as a native of Buffalo’s East Side, she explained how her background shapes her storytelling. “Growing up, I didn’t see reporters in my neighborhood unless there was, like, a homicide or[...]

Posted 4 months ago

Aug 15

2023

iPost reporter assumes leadership role

I’Jaz Ja’ciel, a reporter with Investigative Post, has taken the reins of the Buffalo chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. Ja’ciel was elected president of the chapter in April and has been working to return the 30-member organization to active status after a period of inactivity. That accomplished, she is looking to the future. “It was extremely important to me that our chapter didn’t dissolve because we reflect and represent Buffalo’s diverse communities,” Ja’ciel said. “Our chapter has accomplished great things over the years and I’m confident that our resurgence will take us to even greater heights.” The[...]

Posted 7 months ago

Jul 24

2023

iPost adds board members, elects officers

Investigative Post has added four members to its board of directors and re-elected its lineup of officers. New board members include Paul Vukelic, president and CEO of Try-It Distributing; Leah Hamilton, associate publisher of  The Challenger Community News; Chris O’Brien, an attorney and law school professor; and Alison Keane, whose history of serving in a fundraising capacity on nonprofit boards includes the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies.  “Our new directors bring a variety of talents, connections and life experiences that enrich our organization,” said Jim Heaney, Investigative Post’s founder, editor and executive director. Vukelic, Hamilton, O’Brien and Keane join six incumbents[...]

Posted 7 months ago

Jul 2

2023

Investigative Post adds two veterans

Investigative Post has added two veteran, award-winning journalists to its staff. Bruce Rushton will cover criminal justice, drawing on his 36 years of reporting for daily and alternative newspapers.  Sue Schulman will serve as assistant editor in a part-time capacity. She is the former editor of The Buffalo News investigative reporting team and has 42 years in the news business. “Our bench is deepened considerably with the addition of Bruce and Sue. They’re experienced, highly skilled and their addition positions us to take the next step as a news organization,” said Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney, who worked under Schulman[...]

Posted 8 months ago
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