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Jim Heaney

Jim Heaney is editor and executive director of Investigative Post. He was an investigative reporter with The Buffalo News from 1986 to 2011 and a reporter and editor with The Orlando Sentinel from 1980-86. His coverage over the years has focused on economic development, local and state government, politics, education, housing and transportation, and he was an early practitioner of computer-assisted reporting. Heaney has won more than 20 journalism awards and was a finalist for the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.

Email: jheaney@investigativepost.org / Twitter: @jimheaney

May
15

More coverage of the Tops massacre

Investigative Post continues its team coverage with The Daily Beast of Saturday’s killing of 10 people by a white supremacist at the Tops Market on Buffalo’s East Side. Reporter Layne Dowdall contributed to a story that recounts the killer’s reconnaissance that led him to choose the Tops store on Jefferson Avenue to commit his deadly […]

May
15

Monday Morning Read

Below is the “What I’m Reading” section of Jim Heaney’s WeeklyPost, which is delivered via email each Sunday morning. The newsletter is free; if you’re not a subscriber, you can sign up here. The Buffalo News reported on the cost of personal seat licenses to purchase season tickets to Bills games at the new stadium. A figure […]

May
14

Deadly mass shooting on Jefferson Avenue

Investigative Post occasionally does work for The Daily Beast, a national news site. On Saturday, we teamed up to report on the shooting at Tops Friendly Markets on Jefferson Avenue that left 10 dead, three wounded and an apparent white supremacist in custody. Here’s a link to the story, which identifies and profiles the Tops […]

May
08

Monday Morning Read

Why wait until Monday? You can get Jim Heaney’s recommended reading — and a recap of Investigative Post’s reporting the previous week — first thing Sunday by subscribing here. Roswell Park’s favorite Russian oligarch — and business partner — is trying hard to avoid sanctions. The chain that owns The Buffalo News is catching heat for cutting […]

May
01

Monday Morning Read

Read all about it: Jim Heaney’s recommended reading from the past week. That, and more, is available for free each Sunday morning by subscribing to WeeklyPost. First, what I wasn’t reading: NFL mock draft coverage. Has there ever been a greater waste of journalistic resources than the endless speculation on who might be drafted by […]

Apr
24

Monday Morning Read

Pulled from WeeklyPost, our Sunday newsletter, with additions from stories published yesterday. Want to subscribe? It’s free.  It appears police forces around Western New York have more than a few bad apples. Charlie Specht of The Buffalo News reported Sunday that more than 225 police officers have been disciplined for misconduct since 2017. That amounts […]

Apr
18

Q&A: Critiquing the state budget

John Kaehny is executive director of the good-government group Reinvent Albany and a leading experts on state government. He and his team have been poring over the state budget, which as adopted April 6.  He offered this take in an interview last week with Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney. Heaney: Before we get into dollars […]

Apr
17

Monday Morning Read

Below is an updated version of the “What I’m Reading” section of the WeeklyPost newsletter that is emailed to subscribers each Sunday morning. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. There’s a lot for Kathy Hochul to fix as governor, including corruption and a lack of transparency in state government. (I think she’s off to a […]