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Feb 22

2012

The journalistic DNA of Investigative Post

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I’ve had a quote from Carl Bernstein taped to the front of my computer terminal for the better part of 20 years that reads, “Reporting is not stenography. It is the best obtainable version of the truth.” They were words I worked by as I toiled at The Buffalo News and a mantra of sorts for my new venture, Investigative Post, non-profit investigative reporting center focused on issues of importance to Buffalo and Western New York. I’ve never been a fan of the “he said, she said” brand of journalism practiced by many reporters and taken to its lowest form[...]

Posted 11 years ago

Feb 22

2012

What to expect

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Investigative Post is going to be a work in progress for the foreseeable future. This a primer on our website and how else you can follow our work. investigativepost.org will be updated daily during the work week with at least a couple of new items every morning. Our most substantial, in-depth content will be investigations, analyses and follow-up stories, which will be featured at the top of our home page. The frequency of these pieces will vary; starting out, we hope to post a major piece at least every couple of weeks. The frequency will increase as we add staff.[...]

Posted 11 years ago

Feb 22

2012

WNED interview

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Interview with Jim Heaney about the launch of Investigative Post and his story on Gov. Cuomo’s $1 billion plan for WNY economy.

Posted 11 years ago

Feb 22

2012

WBFO interview

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Interview with Jim Heaney about the launch of Investigative Post and his story on Gov. Cuomo’s $1 billion plan for WNY economy.

Posted 11 years ago

Feb 21

2012

Introducing Investigative Post

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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 The Buffalo News, is spearheading the venture as editor and executive director. “We’re going to produce hard-nosed investigations and in-depth analyses intended to help shape the debate over how to get this community back on its feet,” said Heaney, a former Pulitzer Prize finalist who[...]

Posted 11 years ago