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by Jim Heaney


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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: / Twitter: @jimheaney


"Reporting is not stenography. It is the best obtainable version of the truth."
~ Carl Bernstein


Introducing Investigative Post

An investigative reporting center involving some of the biggest names in Buffalo journalism opened for business Feb. 22. Investigative Post is collaborating with major media outlets and university journalism programs to produce and distribute investigations and analyses on the major issues confronting Buffalo and Western New York. Jim Heaney, a veteran investigative reporter formerly with […]


Introducing Joe Friday

For those of you old enough to remember, Joe Friday was the business-like police detective on the Dragnet television series that aired in the 1950s and ‘60s. No matter your age, you’ll recognize the theme song. Detective Sergeant Friday’s signature line was “just the facts, ma’am,” uttered dispassionately as he interviewed witnesses and victims. Our […]


About the Q&A

Investigative Post will interview a newsmaker once a week, posing 10 to 15 questions. Who would you like to see interviewed? What questions would you like posed? Send us your suggestions.


About this blog

There’s straight reporting, which I’ll do a lot of for Investigative Post. Witness my analysis of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $1 billion plan to revitalize the regional economy. Then there’s blogging. I loved blogging for The Buffalo News. Blogging allows reporters to write in their natural voice. Most editors pride themselves in beating the voice out […]