Investigations

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and analysis.

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by Jim Heaney

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Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

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and commentary

Jun
07

Heaney to lecture at Chautauqua

Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney is teaching a three-day class on the media next month at the Chautauqua Institution. Here’s the synopsis for Heaney’s class, entitled The Media In Crisis: Causes and Consequences: Journalism is in crisis, and with it, democracy. We’ll examine the economic, social, political and technological forces that have undermined mainstream media […]

May
04

Investigative Post is hiring

Investigative Post is seeking an aggressive reporter to produce deeply reported, high-impact investigative and enterprise stories on urban affairs in Buffalo, NY, for our website and television and radio partners. We are seeking a reporter who:  Is aggressive and has produced in-depth stories on any subject. We don’t expect everyone to be an “investigative” reporter, […]

Mar
04

iPost sues over suppressed stadium records

Investigative Post filed a lawsuit Monday in state Supreme Court seeking the release of an engineering report that assessed the condition of Highmark Stadium. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Pegula Sports and Entertainment have asserted the stadium is in need of replacement. But the county, which commissioned an engineering study completed in 2021, has […]

Feb
23

Changes afoot at WGRZ

Big doings this week at WGRZ. Tuesday came the announcement that the station’s parent company, TEGNA, has been sold, pending approval by shareholders and the FCC. The buyer, Standard General, a hedge fund, presently owns just a handful of television stations; TEGNA consists of 64 stations, three of which will be sold as part of […]

Feb
21

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Editor’s note: WeeklyPost is an email newsletter written by Jim Heaney and published Sunday mornings. It recaps our coverage of the previous week and highlights other local, state and national stories that Heaney finds of interest, along with a bit of commentary. If you don’t already subscribe, you can do so at this link. To […]

Feb
07

DailyPost

Welcome to Daily Post, which we’ll produce Monday through Friday, featuring short enterprise pieces and summaries of full-length stories. Thursday, March 3, 2022 Cash calls it quits Kriner Cash has officially cashed out as Buffalo schools’ superintendent. He’s resigned after leading the district for five and a half years. The district’s Board of Education unanimously […]

Jan
11

Top iPost story of the year

Readers voted Phil Gambini’s report on high levels of E. coli bacteria in local waterways at our top story of 2021. Blame it on the discharge of untreated sewage which is spewed into waterways after heavy rains.. Gambini reported: There’s a particular problem with the Black Rock Canal, popular with fishermen, the occasional swimmer and, […]

Dec
12

Vote for your favorite iPost story

We’ve been busy muckrakers this year.  We added two reporters, started an education beat, reinstated our environmental beat, reinvigorated our economic development coverage and produced a lot of enterprise reporting on the mayor’s race. As we do every year, we’re asking our readers to vote for their favorite Investigative Post story of 2021. Twelve stories […]